LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Resources exist for those who stutter

Michael A. Crisci

I am a PWS (person who stutters) and enjoyed your recent article “WKU student blogs to overcome speech impediment” about Rachel Hoge and her brave approach to dealing with her stuttering.

However, in the article Ms. Hoge states that there are “not many resources out there.” I would like to point out to your readers that an excellent resource is the website of The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org) as it offers many free resources such as streaming videos, downloadable brochures, a national listing of qualified speech therapists and more. The website of this nonprofit organization is immensely helpful to adults, children and parents. There is a Spanish-language version at www.tartamudez.org. Also, the site has a really cool list of famous people who stutter that sports names such as Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, James Earl Jones, Tom Sizemore, Eric Roberts, Marilyn Monroe and many more.

Not only do I recommend the website of The Stuttering Foundation, but also the website of The British Stammering Association (www.stammering.org) is a wealth of information and extremely helpful.

Michael A. Crisci

Astoria, N.Y.