To the Editor:
It’s back to school time — new clothes, new backpacks, new schools and new friends. But for some children, old fears arise.
For the student who stutters, the beginning of the school year is a time fraught with anxiety and doubt. Will my classmates like me? Will the teacher understand I may need a few extra seconds to get my words out? Will I be bullied?
One in five children may experience issues with fluency during early development. The Stuttering Foundation has help for students, parents and teachers. For practical help and up-to-date information, visit us at StutteringHelp.org.
President, Stuttering Foundation