Finding Peace With a Stutter

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Finding Peace With a Stutter
Thu, 07-11-2013 - 3:35pm

The Today Show has an article about a book in which the author details her struggles with a stutter she developed as a young girl: 

I can taste the other side of my name, and yet it hangs resolutely out of reach. The wall has come down. My name has been broken in half. My tongue lies taut and heavy, the tip glued to the base of my mouth.

“KKKKK KK K K K K K K. K K K K K KK kkkkkkk kaaa kaa.”

I feel the familiar hand clench slowly around my throat. As the seconds pass, my chest twists tighter. Panic winds its way through my nervous system and holds my useless body hostage.

“KK kkkk kkk kaaa ka ka.”

My fingernails dig into my palms in penance. My knees lock my legs and freeze my body into position. My eyes widen desperately. I can taste the stale air as it slips out of my mouth. I have no idea if I will say the word or if I will be trapped here indefinitely.

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Would this be something that yourself or your child would be interested in reading?  

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Mon, 07-15-2013 - 2:15pm

I don't have a child with a stutter, but my boyfriend occasionally does stutter. I'm going to check out the article--thanks for sharing!


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