My Wednesday word or theme is DISABILITY. How does a person who stutter want to be treated by mental health professionals when seeking services?
When I asked a young friend of mine what social service professionals should know about treating people with disabilities he stated, “One or two things [are] that people with disabilities view disability as part of the human experience. We don’t feel and we don’t want to feel defined by our disabilities, because to us this is all we know. Don’t forget your own human experience when talking to us (i.e., relax).”
For people who stutter – What’s important for a mental health professional to know about stuttering ? Do you define your stuttering as a disability? Why or why not?
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