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Social Injustice-Stuttering (ENG2-Lucile)


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Social Injustice-Stuttering (ENG2-Lucile)

  1. 1. The abuse people that stutters deal with and the pressure they put on themselves
  2. 2. <ul><li>Is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations or abnormal stoppages. </li></ul><ul><li>There may also be unusual facial and body movement. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no cure. </li></ul><ul><li>Also referred to as stammering. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Over three million Americans stutter. </li></ul><ul><li>Stuttering affects four times as many males as females. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 60% of those who stutter have a family member who does also. </li></ul><ul><li>Studies show that people who stutter are as intelligent and as well-adjusted as those who don’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Stuttering reduce s while singing, or speaking in unison while before a group or talking on the phone may make stuttering more severe. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Getting teased, mimicked, laughed at by individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Not able to have a conversation without fear and anxiety EVERY SINLGE DAY! </li></ul><ul><li>The abuse affects stutterers emotionally, physically, and mentally. </li></ul><ul><li>If the abuse happens on a regular basis, it initially dents the confidence of the stutterer and might eventually lead the stutter to go into a state of depression. </li></ul><ul><li>Also by their anger by their own inability to speak fluently. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The jokes aimed at stutters makes them feel worthless and embarrassed. </li></ul><ul><li>Though stuttering is a minor problem, it has triggered many who stutters to try out extreme measures to stop it or end their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>They are not able to share their problems because they don’t believe that non-stutters will understand what they are going through and also feel that doing so will expose their weaknesses and make others feel sorry for them. </li></ul><ul><li>Stuttering affects a person’s self-concept (self-esteem), personality and personal relationships. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>A life altering condition </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>TIGER WOODS </li></ul>
  8. 13. <ul><li>Make brochures full of information about stuttering. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer at The Voice Institute on West Martin Luther King Blvd to encourage young kids that it’s ok to stutter and about my struggles and my victories. </li></ul><ul><li>Making flyers with a list of institutes/clinics where stutterers can go and get help. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a workshop started about stuttering and the real life struggles stutterers go through. </li></ul><ul><li>Talking about my disorder since I’m a living example. Letting people know what stutters go through and how we have to over come challenges every day of our lives. </li></ul>