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Speech impediment won’t stop students

Speaking is something we do every day; some of us even take it for granted.

But even, as we speak there are others who struggle with getting their words out. The ISU Communication Sciences and Disorders Department is helping ease the worry for those who stutter.

“We teach them to be mindful, and present, of how their talking, how their emotions and how to regulate their emotions when they feel that anxiety, when they feel a decreased self worth. So individuals who stutter often say they feel less human,’ said Dan Hudock, director Division of the Health Sciences.

The clinic is the first of its kind to have counselors, speech and language pathologists’ who team up to treat individuals who are battling impediments.

Stuttering can be traced back to the family tree. About 60 percent of people who stutter have a family member who does as well.

One student said,that at a young age, she noticed her self-esteem suffer due to her syndrome.

“Everyday thing, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t not stutter it’s just a part of me. But it’s a small part, you know, but I don’t want it to hold me back, from things that I want to do,” said Sam Rogers.

If you would like to attend the clinic, it runs Saturday, Aug. 1 to Aug. 15., in the ISU Speech, Language and Hearing Building.

Sessions are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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