About the Authors:
|Winnifer Baez is a 16-year old student entering the 10th grade in a two-way Spanish/English bilingual High School in Boston, The Margarita Muniz Academy. The stuttering has impacted her social and academic life, but she has decided to speak-out about her stuttering experiences and to share with others her stuttering journey. Winnifer has experienced growth through speaking.
Winnifer has been stuttering since the preschool years and has had speech therapy with various speech therapists. For a while she hid the stuttering from teachers and peers. Although she loves to talk and engage in conversations, she pretended that she was shy to avoid talking. Last year in 9th grade, she decided to talk and to NOT let the stuttering get control of her life. She made many friends, connected with teachers, and went to all her speech therapy sessions. Winnifer gave a huge presentation about her stuttering to 45-graduate students studying Fluency Disorders at Northeastern University. Now she’d like to share her story about speaking-out with you at the ISAD 2019.
|Lourdes Ramos-Heinrichs, MA, CCC-sp, BCS-F, is a bilingual speech-language pathologist and a specialist in fluency disorders. She works full time in the Boston Public Schools and teaches fluency and fluency disorders classes at Northeastern University. She is a member of the executive board in the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Lourdes encouraged Winnifer to speak-out about her stuttering experiences and to prepare a presentation to present at ISAD 2019.|
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