Gaining Knowledge About Who Stutters in Our World

From: Nichole Stasney- Graduate Student, Communication Disorders

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Hi Eric, First of all, thank you for sharing your story with the online conference. It was very enjoyable reading about your experiences in life regarding your stuttering. You have my utmost respect in achieving so much success in your life thus far. I find your comment about being surprised to first learn that white people and people from the western world also stutter when you first starting attending your support groups. As a future speech-language pathologist I believe it is very important that we as therapists introduce this kind of knowledge to our clients. It is so important to incorporate many kinds of support into therapy, especially group therapy in which we can speak of our struggles as well as accomplishments among our peers. Thank you for your time and enlightenment Eric. My best wishes to you!

 

You are an inspiration!

From: Brooke Ringgaard

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Mr. Ndosak, Your story is so inspirational. I greatly admire how far you have come in your journey with stuttering. It is unfortunate that the village you are from does not have any support groups for stuttering, but it is great to hear that you have found a group. Have any of your family members that stutter gotten involved with the same stuttering support group? I am so glad to hear that you are now comfortable with your stuttering and able to tell your customers that you are a person who stutters. I hope people in Cameroon can learn and find inspiration in your story to help them overcome their own stuttering! Thank you for sharing your story!

 

Re: You are an inspiration!

From: ndosak
Unfortunately Mister Brooke,i am the only one in ur family who has been seeking help from a self help group because my stuttering is a concern to me.

 

We Are Not Alone

From: Pam

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Great paper! Thanks for sharing. No matter what age we discover it, the first time we realize that we are not alone with our stuttering is a huge step toward acceptance. I remember thinking as a child and even young adult that I must be the only one who talks like this since I had never met anyone else who stutters. Now I too attend a self-help group, and just being around others who share the same experience has been life changing. Keep going! Keep talking. You are making a difference in your corner of the world. Congratulations!

 

Perseverence

From: Ken
Date: 15 Oct 2009
Time: 17:52:37 -0500
Remote Name: 209.239.203.48

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Eric, thank you for sharing your story. I greatly admire your perseverence in obtaining information about and support for your stuttering. Thanks again!

 

Self-Help Organizations

From: Dave Williams
Date: 15 Oct 2009
Time: 18:35:56 -0500
Remote Name: 98.219.124.61

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You've learned some very important information about stuttering and stutterers, Eric! I can see that what you've learned has had a good effect on your own attitudes and behavior. And yes, people in the western world also stutter, and they have the same feelings about stuttering as people in Cameroon. We're all in this problem together. I'm glad you have a good job now. Sprechen Sie deutsch? Sehr gut! Ich auch, aber ein wenig. Abschied, und viel Glueck zu dir!

 

Thank you for your paper

From: Michael
Date: 18 Oct 2009
Time: 15:42:57 -0500
Remote Name: 71.139.194.11

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The self help movement needs to refer to your paper--thank you, Michael