Provided by the Stuttering Foundation of America


   Over three million Americans stutter.                                   
   Stuttering affects four times as many males as 
   People who stutter are as intelligent and well-
     adjusted as non-stutterers.
   Despite decades of research, there are no clear-
     cut answers to the causes of stuttering, but 
     much has been learned about factors which 
     contribute to its development.
   As a result, tremendous progress has been made 
     in the prevention of stuttering in young children.
   People who stutter are self-conscious about their
     stuttering and often let the disability determine 
     the vocation they choose.
   There are no instant miracle cures for stuttering.
     Therapy is not an overnight process.
   Some 25 percent of ALL children go through a 
     stage of development during which they stutter.
     Some four percent may stutter for six months or 
   Stuttering becomes an increasingly formidable 
     problem in the teen years as dating and social 
     interaction begin. 
   A qualified clinician can help not only children 
     but also teenagers, young adults and even older 
     adults make significant progress toward fluency.
   Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Carly Simon,  
     James Earl Jones,  Ken Venturi, Bob Love, John 
     Updike, Lewis Carroll, and King George VI-- all 
     stuttered and went on to have successful lives. 
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   The Stuttering Foundation of America maintains a 
     toll-free Hotline on Stuttering 1-800-992-9392.  
     Call for free information brochures and a nationwide 
     resource list of speech-language pathologists who 
     specialize in stuttering. 
   The Stuttering Foundation, the first non-profit, 
     charitable organization in the world to concern 
     itself with the prevention and improved treatment of 
     stuttering, has distributed over three million 
     publications to both the public and professionals.