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Dear Rachel

by Michael Retzinger (Mike, an SLP in Wisconsin, writes to Rachel Szelfi in response to her article in the May issue of Reaching Out about a speech she gave on Martin Luther King Jr. Day about her dream to be able to tell the world about the respect owed to people who...

Feeling Beautiful

by John Ahlbach I have watched my wife Peggy give birth to our three children, but as one midwife we talked to described the experience for the husband – each time it was like going to a dance and not being able to hear the music. As much as I wanted to know...

Quotes from Friends 2007 Convention

I wish you would listen to me I wish you would “get” me I will always remember Friends no matter how old I get I learned that stutterers have lots of support, no matter what I’ve learned that its O. K. to stutter I learned to be confident and you can still be a good...

How to give a classroom presentation on stuttering

Introduction Ask the students What is a Speech-Language Pathologist? What kind of things do SLP’s work on with kids? Have any of you ever worked with a SLP? What is stuttering? Learn more about stuttering by watching a movie we made (For Kids, By Kids So what did you...

Teens Want to Know

Wish my parents knew: AWS: I wish my parents did not explain my stuttering to others as something’s wrong with him. That I am not a little boy anymore. I need you to let me grow up and be a leader in the world. Don’t judge me I am no different from the other kids I’m...