Aug 31, 2023
This week Dr. Daniel Correa speaks with writer John Hendrickson who shares his story of living with childhood onset fluency disorder—also known as stuttering. John discusses the challenges he faced with the neurologic disorder, his experience with various speech therapies, and how he learned to accept his identity as someone who stutters. Next Dr. Correa sits down with Dr. Scott Yaruss, professor of communicative sciences and disorders at Michigan State University and president of Stuttering Therapy Resources. Dr. Yaruss explains what stuttering is and how symptoms may vary if the condition is child or adult onset. Dr. Yaruss also shares tools to help people manage stuttering; however, he emphasizes the importance of teaching society to understand that all speech is valuable.
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Guest: John Hendrickson @JohnGHendy (Twitter); Stuttering Therapy Resources @StutteringTherapyResources (Twitter & Instagram); Penguin Random House @penguinrandom (Twitter)
Host: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea