by Aileen

Hi Ms. XXX,

My name is Aileen I and am going to be in your AP Calculus class. I wanted to let you know that I stutter. I have decided that emailing you may help you to understand some things about stuttering that you might not already know. Stuttering is when your vocal cords get stuck and it takes you a little longer to get a word out. It is not caused by being nervous. Part of managing my stuttering is to let people know I stutter, that way they know what is going on. It also makes the listener more comfortable. I am still working on being comfortable participating in class, but do not hesitate or be afraid to call on me. Some days I stutter more than others with different levels of severity, so it may take me a longer time to say what I am trying to say. I do not want to be treated differently or get any special attention and please remember not to finish sentences or words for me.

I hope that I can help you learn more about stuttering, which can help me have a good year. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Sincerely,
Aileen

Hi Aileen,
Thanks so much for the note. I look forward to having you in class this year. I would like it if we catch up the first week of school and I know we will have a very successful year!
Mrs. Crawford

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