The Stuttering Foundation

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I come from a family of stutterers who was helped by The Stuttering Foundation of America. One of my uncles found a great therapist who really understood stuttering and how to work with someone who stutters by contacting this Foundation. That therapist used the Foundation's book "Self Therapy for the Stutterer" in her sessions. This helped my uncle and he ended up buying a copy of the book to send to his brothers who also stuttered.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing my family understand stuttering, having uncles who began to talk with less stuttering, and knowing that the Stuttering Foundation of America is the source to share with anyone needing help with stuttering, especially parents of young children.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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This is the Organization that helped my uncles with their stuttering. They didn't have a speech therapist nearby until one of them left home, so they spent their entire childhood being bullied about the way they talked. They didn't know the reason was genetic. The speech therapist that one uncle when to use the Foundation's book "Self Therapy for the Stutterer" in her sessions. It helped him so much, he sent one to his younger brothers. Their speech improved and so did their lives. I wish the internet and the Stuttering Foundation's fantastic web site had been available then, too.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my uncles who worked through their book "Self Therapy for the Stutterer"

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2009-1-01

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I think that the Stuttering Foundation is great because it offers so many free resources. They truly fit the word "nonprofit" in my opinion. Furthermore, they send their materials free of charge to more than 120 countries each year, mostly developing nations. In the third world speech therapy is either archaic or non-existent. Also each summer the SFA has a workshop for foreign speech therapists so that these therapists can bring the latest techniques back to their countries. What helped me the most in my case was their Spanish-language version of their website at tartamudez.org as it helped relative of mine. Tartamudez.org is the chief resource for Hispanics in U.S. and people in Latin America. Spanish-apeaking parents do not know where to turn and tartamudez.org is invaluable.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The son of my father's cousin was in a Spanish-speaking household and they did not know where to turn to help his stuttering. The SFA's Spanish-language website at tartamudez.org made a world of difference.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their resources are excellent and I had pleasant experiences the few times I called their toll-free helpline for info.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers were extremely helpful and in one case called me back after they found the information I was seeking. That is service!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could continue its unprecedented global outeach program of helping developing nations in Africa, Latin America and Asia. I was impressed to read an article about the SFA in a newspaper in Equatorial Guinea, the only Spanish-speaking nation in Africa.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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What I love about this foundation is that only 7/10 of ONE percent goes towards fundraising. That way I know my gift goes to help people who like me struggle with this tough disorder. Out of all the various charities to which I contribute, the Stuttering Foundation gives me the most satisfaction in terms of knowing that my money is being used for the intended purpose of helping people and not for fundraising.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen results of the free resources they give to libraries and schools to help children who stutter. They give DVDs and psoters of famous people who stutter

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My experience with the Stuttering Foundation would have been better if I had come in cvontact with it when I was a teenager!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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I have found my niche in working with children who stutter. The Stuttering Foundation has so much material that is helpful that we don't learn in our classes in school.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to acquire good resources for helping young children.

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I had had access to this information and had gotten more while in college. College professors should refer their students to the Foundation, and we should get more instruction about stuttering.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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My son started stuttering and I did not know what to do! It was so hard to watch him struggle with talking. The pediatrician recommended the Stuttering Foundation of America, so I looked them up on the web and found out everything I needed to know. Thankfully, the tips were helpful and just what I needed to help my boy through that stage of his life. I hope the stuttering never comes back.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting the information I needed to help my son get past a stage of stuttering.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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I am a teen with a stutter. I found the Stuttering Foundation and their newsletter on their web site. I like to read about the research that is done on stuttering. I wish there were a cure. It is very depressing and other people are so mean.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading about the research that is done.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning that stuttering is not my fault.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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I am glad I saw a posting on a blog about being able to share about the Stuttering Foundation on this site. There must be thousands of people who have been helped by the Foundation's materials as they were started in the late 1940s and they have so many professionally done books and DVDs. I wish my parents had known about them when I was young!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have read many of their books and watched some of their videos. Everything I have seen has been great. They really have fantastic information for parents.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fact that they are not there to make money off of people who stutter. They are there to help!

Ways to make it better...

my parents had know about this organization when I was young so perhaps my stuttering would not be such a hindrance to me now and so I could have had a happier childhood.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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I have looked at many web sites about stuttering and liked what I saw here, plus my speech therapist recommended them and their resources. Their e-book "Self Therapy for the Stutterer" has been helpful, and my therapist is helping me work through it. I am slow, but I am improving. Things might have been easier if I had gotten help as a young child.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the free help with so much good information on the web site.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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As a young adult who stutters, I thought the only thing for me was a support group or more speech therapy. Finding the Stuttering Foundation was wonderful as they had a book written just for me! They have piles of good information for parents and young children, but also many books and videos that are helpful to us older folks. Then, I found them on MySpace and found others who stutter that are more than just kids.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My confidence as a speaker has greatly improved. I now have feelings of self worth that my stuttering kept me from having.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world for people who stutter!

Ways to make it better...

I can't think of a thing that would have made it better. The materials were all so helpful. The information on the web site is superb.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

More people who don't stutter should read the materials the Foundation produces so they would understand and treat us better.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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As an elementary teacher, I found the book "Trouble at Recess," the DVD "Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teachers," and the brochure "8 Tips for Teachers" very helpful. These wonderful resources have certainly allowed me to help my students who struggle with stuttering. I can't say enough good things about these items.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The numerous resources they offer have been wonderful to me as a teacher.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to spread the word about the Web site.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their Web site, www.stutteringhelp.org, is very easy to use and loaded with great resources.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff at their Memphis office was very helpful and knew a lot about the resources. They were able to make great suggestions.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue to provide support to research stuttering and resources to the millions around the world who stutter.

Ways to make it better...

I try to spread the word about their Web site, www.stutteringhelp.org, where there are lots of FREE resources.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting the word out about stuttering.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization has been very supportive and has many great resources.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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