We are 2nd year MSP students at the University of South Carolina. We are currently taking a course on stuttering, and during that course we had a guest speaker who spoke about how hard his childhood was due to bullying, by both students and a teacher. We read Stuttering Teaches Resilience by Ian Mahler on this website, and he too wrote about how he has blocked out parts of his childhood because it was so traumatic. After spending more time learning about stuttering and fluency disorders, it seems teasing and a bullying are a very common theme. As soon to be professionals, what would be the best way we could advocate for our students who stutter? Do you have any ideas as what we as SLP’s could do to make school a more welcoming and enjoyable place for PWS?
Sarah Williamson, Elizabeth Winn, and Maggie Wright
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