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13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Bud

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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6 anne14

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

7 rose4

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

5 bonnie9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

6 dancer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

5 gloria2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.