Is Stuttering a Speech Problem or a Listening Problem?
Meet writer John Hendrickson. He works with words every day and has stuttered nearly his entire life. Stuttering is commonly considered a speech disorder, what if the real issue lies with the listener instead?
In this New York Times opinion video, learn about John and the 20 percent of people who stutter in adulthood. They often use coping strategies and workarounds just to make it through the day in a world that demands volume, clarity, and fluency. Maybe it’s not the stuttering, but the listening, that needs fixing.
Visit John’s website to learn more and/or pre-order his book, Life on Delay, coming January 17, 2023.
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