The Sunflower Conversations

National Stuttering Association with Pam Mertz

October 22, 2022 Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
The Sunflower Conversations
National Stuttering Association with Pam Mertz
Show Notes

Pam joins us to give an insight to stuttering and the theme for International Stuttering Awareness Day which is Be Seen, Be Heard. The stereotypes associated with stuttering can often mean that a person that stutters is excluded, these barriers can affect self-worth.

Be Seen, Be Heard seeks to challenge those stereotypes and encourage patience and acceptance to allow everyone to be their whole self. Pam explains that the neurodiverse condition isn’t a sign of intelligence but a disruption to how a person communicates, they know what they want to say but can experience a block or repetition.

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