Talk to a PWS

This is a forum where you can ask questions of other selected People Who Stutter (PWS). You might have questions about ‘What do you do when…’ or looking to get an opinion on how others might approach a particular situation. You can see the list of  PWS providing this advice at this link.

  • To participate, you must be logged in to ask a question.
  • After you log in, select ‘New’ from the top menu, then select ‘Post’ from the top menu and enter the title and details.
  • Be sure to set the category to ‘2021 Talk to a PWS’ on the right side of the page or your question will not display on this page.
  • And on the bottom of the page, be sure ‘Menu 2021’ is also selected.
  • Your post/comment will need to be approved by the team. It might take up to twelve hours before your post/comment appears.

Only the original questioner and any of the selected PWS can reply/post to a specific question. One or more of the selected PWS may choose to respond to questions, so you do not need to direct your question to a specific individual.

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Overall

I’m a post-bac student at CSUF and currently in a fluency class. I’m curious to know what PWS feel and think about SLPs. What has been your overall experience, if you’ve had speech therapy before or are currently seeing an SLP now? Also, what do you feel is missing or should be improved in this field from your personal experience? 

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Question

Hello, I am senior studying communication disorders at CSUF. I am interested in the cognitive and emotional aspects of treatment surrounding fluency disorders. What are some effective ways that psychological counseling can be incorporated into fluency treatment?   15 total views … Continue reading

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Importance of Educating Future SLPAs and SLPs on Fluency Disorders

Hi my name is Demi Dang and I am a graduating senior at California State University Fullerton with a Communication Sciences and Disorders Major. I am currently taking Introduction to Fluency Disorders and I recently learned from PWS speakers and … Continue reading

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What is the duration of therapy for a person who stutters (PWS) to gain the confidence to speak?

Hello my name is Marisa Morodomi. I am currently a graduating senior at California State University Fullerton. I am currently a communication sciences and disorders major and am enrolled in a fluency disorders class this semester. Over the duration of … Continue reading

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How can having a stutter effect the daily life of a person who stutters (PWS)?

Hello my name is Marisa Morodomi. I am currently a graduating senior at California State University Fullerton. I am currently in a fluency disorders class where we are focusing on the topic of stuttering at the moment. I’ve seen a … Continue reading

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What are your thoughts on Voluntary Stuttering as a treatment technique?

Hello my name Marisa Morodomi. I am a graduating senior at California State University Fullerton. I am currently in a fluency disorders class and my professor assigned us a Voluntary Stuttering project. In this project we were assigned to voluntarily … Continue reading

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Media

Hello! I am an SLP graduate student and do not stutter myself. I was wondering what resources, especially popular cultures resources, individuals who stutter have found helpful? I am thinking of movies, show, books, etc. that they feel are relatable … Continue reading

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What are some of the biggest challenges that PWS face in the social or professional setting, whether it be in relationships or the workplace?

Hello, I am Gayle Taylor, and I am currently an undergraduate senior at CSUF majoring in communication sciences and disorders. I am curious as to what the worst struggles that PWS have to go through in both settings. My peers … Continue reading

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Advice to give

Hi, I’m a second -year graduate student at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. We are currently taking fluency disorders right now. I’m very interested in working with this population once I become a speech-language pathologist. I had … Continue reading

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What are some of the biggest challenges that PWS face in the social or professional setting, whether it be in relationships or the workplace?

Hello, I am Gayle Taylor, and I am currently an undergraduate senior at CSUF majoring in communication sciences and disorders. I am curious as to what the worst struggles that PWS have to go through in both settings. My peers … Continue reading

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What are some feelings that PWS experience upon first starting speech therapy?

Hello, I’m Gayle Taylor and I am currently an undergraduate senior at CSUF majoring in communication sciences and disorders. I am curious as to how most PWS initially felt before starting speech therapy since I know that even though they … Continue reading

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What strategies do you recommend in speech therapy if there was a patient who stutters?

I was wondering what are the reccomended strategies for patients who stutter since not one single strategy will help and there some strategies some people may not like. I am a student who wants to become an SLP one day … Continue reading

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