Traveling with a Stutter (Ep. 596)

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Jane Fraser, President, Stuttering Foundation

Jane Fraser and Dr. Joe Klein join Peter Reitzes to discuss ways to manage stuttering when speaking to security and border officials at screening checkpoints.

Topics discussed on air today include advertising stuttering (telling others you stutter), stuttering on purpose, using an ID card for people who stutter (published by the Stuttering Foundation) and allowing stuttering to happen. It is suggested that people who stutter and parents may consider using the Transportation Security Administration’s specific screening lines, available at some airports, for people with disabilities. Doing so may make speaking easier in the moment and is one way to impress upon security screeners that the traveler’s stutter is not indicative of deceit but is simply the way the person speaks.

Ms. Fraser is asked about the creation of the Stuttering Foundation’s new ID card for people who stutter and about Stuttering Foundation resources for people who stutter, professionals and the public.

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Joe Klein, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Jane Fraser is president of The Stuttering Foundation, has run the Foundation for more than 30 years and is co-author of If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents now in its 8th edition.

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.

Stuttering Foundation links discussed on this episode:

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