Things you shouldn’t say to someone who stutters

Photo credit: the International Stuttering Association, which launched ISAD together with the International Fluency Association and the European League of Stuttering Associations in 1998.

Photo credit: the International Stuttering Association, which launched ISAD together with the International Fluency Association and the European League of Stuttering Associations in 1998.

Today is International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD), recognized annually on October 22 to raise awareness of stuttering. In previous years, I blogged about my feelings of stuttering and how I’m actually proud to be part of the stuttering community.

This year, however, I wanted to do something different. Why write a blog post when you can shoot a video? And I wanted to come up with something humorous – just a little bit of fun to raise a little a bit of awareness. So voila!

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2 comments


  1. That video was hilarious. You guys just rock. Thanks for the laugh. When I chat with a person who has a stutter, I take the opportunity to practice real presence. Being in the moment is a prerequisite for patience. I love that my stuttering friend realizes he/she is under no pressure to conclude a sentence. I don’t feel the need to rescue the person. Stutterers don’t need rescuing—they just want a good listener, like everyone else!

    Nice job!

    • Thanks, Amanda! Very well said! Particularly the part about “stutterers don’t need rescuing – they just want a good listener…” Very true. Thanks for your kind words!

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