The meeting was productive. There were 11 people: 4 persons who stutter and 7 student clinicians. We watched the movie “My War With Words” and talked about it afterwards. Some interesting discussions took place. One person who stuttersĀ said that he personally doesn’t believe stuttering is a disability, but thinks the workplace should recognize stuttering as a disability so accommodations could be made. The accommodations are: 1) be patient and 2) listen. There was also discussion about accepting oneself, and the main point was that the speech therapist is able to give the person who stutters all the tools for easy speech and relaxation, but the person who stutters first needs to accept the fact that they stutter, which comes from within.

– Allison