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IET Technology Coffee Morning: Sometimes I s-start to stutter

14 September 2010
Jennie Lee Building Main Ambient Lab Ground Floor

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Abstract: Stammering or stuttering is a speech disability that receives little exposure in the media. It affects about one in every hundred children and adults at some point in their lives, and it can have an impact on education, employment, social integration, and the person's mental well-being and self-esteem. The one in a hundred figure equates to 40 to 50 employees of The Open University and possibly 1500-2000 students.

I will discuss my personal experiences as someone who stammers. I'll go on to discuss the valuable work of charities including the British Stammering Association. And I'll touch on the unique challenges a student who stammers may face in a distance learning context. I'll cover my "Top 10 dos and don't if you should meet someone who stammers"! And of course I'll be happy to take questions.

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Presenter: Dr Nick Freear (IET)


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