20 Jun 2016
Bob Quesal and Joe Klein join Peter Reitzes to respond to Joshua St. Pierre’s criticism of the National Stuttering Association (NSA). Pierre’s criticism stems, in part, from a StutterTalk interview with the NSA’s Chairman, Gerald Maguire, titled The Future of the National Stuttering Association.
Bob, Joe and Peter discuss a number of topics including stuttering, acceptance, treatment, the search for a cure, eugenics, the role of the National Stuttering Association, Did I Stutter?, responses from people who stutter to Josh’s post and much more. In response to Josh’s post and to the work of Did I Stutter?, it is pointed out that the very folks preaching some version of “not about me without me” are perhaps in need of the very same reminder.
Robert Quesal, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a professor emeritus of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Illinois University, a person who stutters, a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a retired Board Certified Specialist in Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
Joe Klein, Ph.D, CCC-SLP is a person who stutters and an assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
- Barry Yeoman’s keynote address from the Past, Present and Future of Stuttering Conference (video/text)
- Dean William’s A Point of View about Stuttering (abstract/partial view)
- A Tribute to Dean Williams by Robert Quesal
- The Construction of the Disabled Speaker: Locating Stuttering in Disability Studies by Joshua St. Pierrre (full text)
- Stuttering, Activism, Disability, Ableism and Informed Consent (StutterTalk Ep. 483)
- Honest Speech and Stuttering Hospitably (StutterTalk Ep. 488)