The sixth Annual Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness, to raise money for The Speech and Stuttering Institute will take place September 24, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario! Betty Sutherland Trail (parkland is Duncan Park) following the East Don River from Duncan Mill Road to Sheppard Avenue.
A speech therapy program can make a significant difference in the quality of life in a person that stutters.
Clinics like The Speech and Stuttering Institute help people who stutter live productive and engaging lives as a result of evidence-based individualized speech therapy methods.
Significant funds are required to provide speech therapy services to those afflicted with stuttering, who often find themselves on long wait lists. With additional funds, their needs will be met sooner.
Facts about Stuttering
The ability to produce speech that is smooth, forward moving and effortless is taken for granted by most individuals – except those who stutter.
A person who stutters repeats words and parts of words, prolongs sounds, has difficulty producing sounds and generally struggles to speak, often demonstrating such physical signs of struggle such as eye blinks for head jerks
Due to the frustration and embarrassment caused by this problem, stuttering is usually accompanied by anxiety about speaking
Stuttering can impact self-confidence and self-esteem and can seriously limit educational, social and career options.
About 350,000 Canadians are challenged by stuttering
The treatment programs at The Speech and Stuttering Institute are designed to assist children, adolescents and/or adults to manage speech effectively.
Thank you for your support! Together we can transform the lives of preschoolers, school aged children, teens and adults who seek our services for their often devastating problems with communication.