May 10 – 16th, 2015 is Stuttering Awareness Week. This is a time developed by The Stuttering Foundation in which awareness can be raised about this speech disorder in order to not only encourage early detection and speech therapy treatment, but to also eradicate the stigma that surrounds the condition. Individuals who stutter often develop a fear of speaking in public, and the condition can affect their self-esteem.
The reality is that this condition doesn’t have to be a roadblock. Many stutters have learned to manage their symptoms or make peace with the disorder and become highly successful public speakers and public figures. See The Stuttering Foundation’s website and poster below to learn more.
In addition to the famous names above, some of your favorite authors have battled stuttering disorder.
Click the author’s name below to browse their books in our Library District catalog online. You can place a request for a book here. We also have books and materials available published by the Stuttering Foundation.
|Jorge Luis Borges||Somerset Maugham|
|Lewis Carroll||David Mitchell|
|Charles Darwin||Alan Rabinowitz|
|Margaret Drabble||Jane Seymour|
|Dominick Dunne||Marc Shell|
|John Gregory Dunne||Nevil Shute|
|Robert A. Heinlein||John Updike|
|Edward Hoagland||Vince Vawter|