Adversity in everyday life.

Hey, my name is Rachel Sabotin and I am a student at the University of Akron studying Speech Language Pathology. Im sure there have been times when you have faced adversity due to your stutter whether that be in school, the workplace, or just in everyday life. Could you share with me maybe some examples or instances where you were treated differently or poorly because of your stutter and what it was like for you? I am asking to better understand what it is like to walk in your shoes on a daily basis. Thanks for your input. 

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  1. I think people who stutter face a lot of discrimination in work and social environments. That comes from lack of understanding of what stuttering is and isn’t and the false assumptions that are made by fluent people. Because of that, PWS are often assumed to be lazy or incompetent, and therefore are not given opportunities or are given menial tasks at work.

    I’ve had this happen to me over the years, and I’ve felt frustrated and disappointed that people assume I am emotionally or intellectually stunted just because of how I talk.

    It’s tough because many people have never met a person who stutters and therefore don’t have the context or filters to react positively to stuttering.

    Pam

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