Dear Stuttering Foundation and Readers,

Do you stutter? Well, all of us do. We each have our different stories, but we have all ended up in the same place: the Speech Therapy room with Mrs. A. Thank you for reading our stories.

Shawn, Stella, Marcus, and Jarrett

Here Is A Good Tip

My name is Shawn. I am 10 years old and I live in Glen Allen, Virginia. I go to Glen Allen Elementary School. I am in 5th

grade. My favorite sport is baseball. I

started stuttering when I was three. My favorite strategies are turtle speech and smooth speech. My speech teacher, Mrs. A, helps me not stutter. A good tip is when you start to stutter, take a deep breath in and out to relax.

Shawn, 10, from Glen Allen, VA

Show Who You Are

My name is Jarrett and I am 10 years old. I go to Glen Allen. I started to stutter when I was 5 years old. My speech teacher helps me so I can control my speech. The strategies I use are light contact, stretchy speech, and easy on-set. Here is some advice: take a whole breath and then talk. Remember to always stick up for others no matter what. If you have trouble with others being mean, walk away or tell an adult. When you have trouble speaking, take a breath and then talk. When someone is trying to convince you to get mad, walk away. Never feel like you have to change yourself because you are awesome and smart – so take this advice and be a hero. Always have fun no matter what. Football helps me focus and show who I am.

Jarrett, 10 Glen Allen, VA


You Are Who You Are Whenever I stutter, I feel terrible. I

have been stuttering since 1st grade.

Stuttering has a small impact on my social life. I have had 23 cats in my life. I play travel field hockey,

basketball, and I am in the gifted class in my school. Piano is my favorite instrument. The strategies I will

recommend for you are cancellations, pullouts, and breaths. My advice is

to believe in yourself. Also, don’t let bullies get your spirits low. You are who you are. You can’t do anything about it.

Stella, 11, from Glen Allen, VA

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