Vaccines Do Not Cause Stuttering (Ep. 662)

StutterTalk, stutteringBob “The Expert” Quesal joins Peter Reitzes to discuss a parent’s concern that vaccines cause stuttering. Bob and Peter point out that parents often blame themselves for their child’s stuttering and often attach an event, such as falling off a bike, to the onset of stuttering. They urge professionals to respond to parents with empathy while explaining that vaccines are not the cause of stuttering.

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.

Peter Reitzes, MA CCC-SLP is a person who stutters, a speech-language pathologist, and President and Host of StutterTalk.