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What Do You Know About Stuttering?

What do Lewis Carroll, Bill Walton, and King George VI have in common? They were all stutterers at some point in their lives. The Stuttering Foundation of America (SFA) offers this quiz to see how much you know about stuttering.

1. At least 3 million Americans stutter.
2. Stuttering affects 2 to 3 times as many males as females.
3. Despite decades of research, no clear-cut answers have emerged about the causes of stuttering.
4. People who stutter are self-conscious about their stuttering and often let the disability determine their vocation.
5. You won't find any quick miracle cures for stuttering. Therapy can take up to six months.
6. A quarter of all children go through a stage of speech development with severe enough problems to concern their parents.
7. Stuttering becomes more of a problem as a child becomes a teenager.
8. Famous people who stutter have included Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Mel Tillis, Carly Simon, James Earl Jones, and John Updike.
9. If you are seeking therapy for your child with a stuttering problem, it's best to look for a speech-language pathologist who specializes in stuttering.
Online Medical Reviewer: Kacker, Ashutosh, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2019
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