There are three forums (listservs) on stuttering that are all currently
very active.  Those wishing to participate in discussions or who simply
wish to be stimulated by the many viewpoints, ideas and issues expressed
can do so by registering with any one or all three.  Stutt-L at Temple
University is the largest with over 350 subscribers from all over the
world.  There is a good mix of people who stutter (PWS) as well as
speech-language pathologists (SLPs).  The subjects range from personal to
professional issues.  Stutt-X is a smaller forum located at Arizona State
University and has a similar mix of SLPs and PWSs.  Stut-hlp is located at
Western Illinois University and was designed as a place where people who
stutter could discuss their personal issues.  Professional issues are,
by and large, not explored here.  Once you are registered on a listserv,
any message sent to an individual but addressed to the listserv will be
distributed to all others who are registered.  Similarly, you will receive
copies of any messages written by others.  Here's how to log on.

Enter your E-mail menu and select (m)ail.

If you're already on Bitnet, in order to log onto the STUTT-X listserv at
Arizona State University, you will want to address your message as follows:


The addresses and commands are not case sensitive, so you can use upper
and lower case interchangeably.

Any of the above three addresses will get you on the Arizona State
University computer and let it know that you're going to give it a command
having to do with listservs.  Do not enter a "subject" -- just leave it
blank, and move to the message section.

For your message, simply enter:

            sub stutt-x 

Then send the message.  That's all there is to it.

To log onto the Temple University listserv, follow the same procedures,
but address your E-mail, if you're on bitnet, to:


Or if you're not on Bitnet, use the following address:


And simply enter the message:

                   sub stutt-l 

Once you're registered as a subscriber, the Temple computer will send you
a confirming message to this effect.  (The same is true for the ASU
computer.)  From here on, any message you address to STUTT-L@listserv.temple.edu will
be be sent to everyone on the list.  And any message that's addressed to
STUTT-L will be sent to you.

I'm also giving you a more complete set of LISTSERV commands below.


                        LISTSERV commands

SUBscribe listname      Subscribe to a list
SIGNOFF listname                   Sign off from a list
REView listname           List other subscribers & addresses
GET filename filetype              Obtain a file from listserv
REGister full_name/OFF             Tell listserv about your name
INDex               Obtain a list of listserv files
Info                       Get detailed information
List          Get a description of all lists
Query listname                     Query personal distribution options


 All these commands should be entered in the "message" section after you
address your mail to the LISTSERV at whatever computer you've called.
Once you enter the message, simply send it.

For example, to receive the subscriber list for a particular LISTSERV, use
the REV command.  Let's say you want to see who else is on STUTT-X at
Arizona State University.  Simply send  an E-mail message to...


Do not enter anything for "subject" but move along to the message menu.

For your message, enter...

        REView stutt-x  (or just type this message: rev stutt-x)

In due time, the computer should send you back a complete list of all
subscribers to the STUTT-X listserv.

Another discussion list, STUT-HLP, is also available.  STUT-HLP is
intended to be a support list for people who stutter and their families.
It is not intended to be an academic discussion list, since other lists
(stutt-l & stutt-x) currently exist to serve that purpose.  You can join
STUT-HLP by sending a "subscribe" message to listproc2@bgu.edu.

There is also a support group on Usenet:


Other resources include a rapidly growing archive on stuttering at Mankato
State University.  The Stuttering Home Page Web site that be reached at:


There's another Web site for the Canadian Association for People who
Stutter (CAPS) at:


If you have any problems, please let me know.

John Harrison  (johnnyh@holonet.net)

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