We believe knowledge is power.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist believes in sharing his story. Connecting with Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) to express his appreciation for the trusted and valued relationship formed between a person who stutters and their SLP has taken him on a speaker’s circuit to visit colleges, universities, hospitals, camps and support groups.
Taking time with parents and caregivers, school systems, healthcare professionals, insurance companies, lawmakers, and the general community are essential to delivering quality education about stuttering. Focusing on facts, not myths, gets us one step closer to breaking the social stigma of stuttering through the power of education.
FACT: There is no link whatsoever between stuttering and intelligence; cognition is not im
FACT: This advice can make a person who stutters more self-conscious and can cause a stutter to worsen. A more helpful approach is to listen patiently and model clear and slow speech.
Source: Five Myths About Stuttering / Stuttering Foundation: A Nonprofit Organization Helping Those Who Stutter / stutteringhelp.org