By Jane Fraser
For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking and being teased remain the same — year after year.
Many readers don’t know that help for stuttering is available from so many places.
Seek out a speech-language pathologist in your area, trained in helping those who stutter. Universities often also offer speech clinics.
Finally, the internet can be wonderful resource on stuttering — with free books, videos, and reference materials.
As a starting point, visit stutteringhelp.org and make 2017 the year you find the help you and your family need.
—Jane Fraser is the president of The Stuttering Foundation, located in Memphis, Tennessee. They can be reached at stutteringhelp.org or by calling 912-223-7481.