Dear Abby Letters: Talking Openly About Stuttering

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Re: Hi Peter

From: Peter Reitzes
Date: 02 Oct 2006
Time: 14:04:01 -0500
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Thanks for writing Tony. Fortunately, most people I have encountered have been very supportive of my choice to become a speech-language pathologist. In fact, many clients and colleagues really appreciate this fact. Unfortunately, a handful of “professionals” told me that I would not be able to be a speech pathologist as long as I was stuttering. I am glad I listened to the majority of supportive voices! When I was in my early twenties, I learned from my speech therapist and my friends in the stuttering self-help world that people who stutter can do anything they want to do in life and may do while stuttering. It feels good to say that again. Take care, Peter.

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