Wednesday, January 20, 2021

"I Thought It (Stuttering) Made Me a Failure"

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Children, Young Children, Education, Schooling

Ed Hessler

We know that President-elect Joe Biden has a stammer and is the first president with this condition. It is no surprise that he has become a hero and role model for children who have the same condition. It helps them know that "I can...."

According the the web page for The Stuttering Foundation, "Approximately 5 percent of all children go through a period of stammering that lasts six months or more. Three-quarters of those will recover by late childhood, leaving about 1% with a long-term problem. The best prevention tool is early intervention."

The BBC's Felicity Baker reports on what it's like to live with this often hidden disability The video is 2m 47s long.

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