Today, the 22nd of October is national stammering awareness day. Few people on here will know that I suffer from a stammer and have since the age of 8. Even fewer people will understand the mental strain it can cause to have words and thoughts that you want to express, but be utterly terrified or incapable of doing so.
I was lucky to get a large amount of speech therapy when I was younger, helping me speak more fluently. However I still struggle, I still shy away from talking if I fear I might get stuck. I still have inputs for conversations that I am simply to scared to voice because of what might come out of my mouth. I am writing this today to let people know that a stammer is not a symptom of low intelligent or lack of understanding. We know precisely what we want to say, we just struggle in saying it.
If you meet someone with a stammer please show patience and understanding. Do not complete their sentences for them, no matter how long they take. You'll find what we have to say is worth the time to say it, as we wouldn't try to speak if it wasn't. Just smile, and wait. And you'll find we'll appreciate it more than think.
I have a stammer, but I don't let it deter me from being who I want to be. It doesn't define me or anyone else. What I am is so much more than what I am unable to say.
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