I’ve been having a great discussion with a friend who attended the “what women want” workshop at the World Congress in The Netherlands. We organized a workshop to give women an opportunity to talk about issues important to women, and had no men there! Topics included confidence, shame, hormonal influences on stuttering severity, feeling of inadequacy, parenting and many others. I wonder . . . . . since the statistics indicate that men who stutter outnumber women who stutter by about 4 to 1, could it be that traditional therapy approaches are “slanted” more to men’s needs for problem solving and “fix things” as opposed to women’s needs to talk more about issues?
This seemed a good point to ponder and I wondered what the experts think. – Pam
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