To make a long story short...

Stuttering is a condition where people have interuptions in their regular speech. It is characterized by the person repeating a vowel, word, or phrase uncontrollably. Another symptom of stuttering is the use of filler words such as "uh," "um," or "eh." Long pauses in a persons speech such as in between words or sentences also falls under this disorder's umbrella.

Interpersonal Communication

-The first step in working with stuttering is to diagnose it early. You should talk to a speech-language pathologist if you suspect you or your child stutters. Explain how long the stuttering has been happening and how frequently it occurs in speech. Ask them to test you for it. The speech-language pathologist (SLP) will note the number and types of speech disfluencies you produce in various situations. The SLP will also assess the ways you react to and cope with disfluencies. The SLP may also gather information about factors such as teasing that may make the problem worse. A variety of other assessments like your speech rate and language skills may be completed as well, depending upon your age and history.
-There are many support groups for people who stutter. One of which is the National Stuttering Association online. There you can find answers to your questions, stories of people living with stuttering, and dates and locations of meetings you can attend.


Although there has not been a cure found as of yet, there has been several advances in ways to deal with the issue of stuttering. One of the advances is scientists have concluded that stuttering is both genetic and a result of some degenerative diseases such as parkinsons disease. The genetic aspect of stuttering comes from a mutation in the gene GNPTAB gene in the brain. More advances in stuttering are support groups. The majority of these groups are found online, however through online sites a person can find meetings that they can attend. On these online sites there are FAQ pages where people can have their common questions answered, and chat forums where they can discuss with other people who have lived with stuttering.

Famous Stutterers

Julia Roberts

Marilyn Monroe

Emily Blunt

Media Influences

The movie "The King's Speech" is a positive portrayal of a man who stutters
The much loved Porky the Pig in "Looney Toons" had a stutter. They originally chose a stutter for him because they wanted him to have a timid voice. Though over time people who stuttered for real became insulted and demanded they stop belittling stutterers. Instead they began using him as an advocate for childhood stuttering and they donated a large sum of money to the Stuttering Foundation of America. So although he started out as making fun of stutterers, he later became a role model for young children who stutter.
A physically disabled boy named Jimmy Vulmer from "South Park" stutters severely. Often they use his problem as a form of comedy. This is a negative portrayal of stuttering because they use him as a joke. Stuttering is not something to be laughed at. Making a joke of it can lead people to look down upon stutterers as lesser people.


K-K-K-Katy was a World War I song about a stereotypical timid boy in love, who had a stuttering problem. While they make his stuttering obvious in this song they do not make fun of it. People often mistake pointing out a difference for being negative or accusatory.


Stutter by Joe is a song about a girlfriend who stutters because she's lieing to her boyfriend about having an affair. This song talks about a person being so nervous that they stutter instead of talking about stuttering as a disease. People who usually don't stutter will often stutter when they are extremely nervous, so this song is not making fun of people who actually do on a regular basis.
Stutter- Joe ft Mystikal with lyrics

Elizabeth Stinson

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