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Did You Know...

  • Over three million Americans stutter.
  • Stuttering affects four times as many males as females.
  • People who stutter are as intelligent and well-adjusted as non-stutterers.
  • Despite decades of research, there are no clear cut causes of stuttering, but much has been learned about factors which contribute to its development.
  • As a result, tremendous progress has been made in the prevention of stuttering in young children.
  • People who stutter are self-conscious about their stuttering and often let the disability determine the vocation they choose.
  • There are no instant miracle cures for stuttering. Therapy is not an overnight process.
  • Some 25 percent of ALL children go through a stage of development during which they stutter.
  • Some four percent may stutter for six months or more.
  • Stuttering becomes an increasingly formidable problem in the teen years as dating and social interaction begin.
  • A qualified clinician can help not only children but also teenagers, young adults and even older adults make significant progress toward fluency.

Source: The Stuttering Foundation of America

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Famous Stutterers

  • Moses
  • Anthony Quinn
  • Aesop
  • Winston Churchill
  • King George VI
  • James Earl Jones
  • Isaac Newton
  • Ben Johnson
  • Charles Darwin
  • Bruce Willis
  • Clara Barton
  • Greg Louganis
  • Lewis Carroll
  • John Updike
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Carly Simon
  • Jimmy Stewart
  • Bo Jackson