About the presenter: Dale F. Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Florida Atlantic University, where he serves as Director of the Fluency Clinic. He is also a consultant with Language Learning Intervention and Professional Speech Services, Inc. A board-recognized fluency specialist, Dr. Williams is the co-founder and coordinator of the Boca Raton chapter of the National Stuttering Association. His book Stuttering Recovery: Personal and Empirical Perspectives (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. - www.leaonline.com) is scheduled for a November 2005 release.

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New Laws for People who Stutter

by Dale Williams
from Florida, USA

If I ruled the world, this essay would not be necessary. That's because recovery from stuttering would be far easier than it is today. Of this, I would make certain. How? Well, I haven't worked out all the details yet, but I would begin by enacting the following laws.

The preceding makes up the introduction to my book on stuttering recovery (Williams, 2005) (except that, in the first line, the word essay reads book.) Since writing that, the topic of new laws for people who stutter is one I have brought up in a variety of contexts. I've found this to be not only a good way to hear people's insights into the disorder, but also an effective means of coming up with ideas for an ISAD paper without actually having to work very hard. With that in mind, allow me to offer a few more needed laws.

Cited Source Williams, D. F. (2005 [scheduled November release]). Stuttering Recovery: Personal and Empirical Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

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