Stuttering and Mocking: How Should Employers Respond? (Ep. 653)

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John Steggles

John Steggles join Dr. Tom Weidig at the One World, Many Voices: Science and Community World Congress in Hiroshima, Japan to discuss stuttering blogs and social media, if an employee should be fired for mocking a person who stutters, and how employers should train employees related to understanding and respecting differences.

John Steggles has been involved in the stuttering self-help movement for over 35 years. He helped form the Australian Speak Easy Association (ASEA) in 1981 and is a past President of that association as well as a former Director of the Australian Stuttering Foundation with Profs. He is well known in the international self-help movement and writes a blog on stuttering under his writing name of Stuttering Jack and helps keep people who stutter informed about stuttering related issues through his Facebook profile. John conducts voluntary stuttering treatment intensives and is currently assisting the Vietnamese Stuttering Association with treatment and administrative matters in establishing their association.

Dr. Tom Weidig resides in Luxembourg. He is co-chair of the International Fluency Association’s Research & Publication Committee and the brain behind the popular and widely read Stuttering Brain Blog.