Stuttering is a fluency disorder that causes disruptions or disfluencies in one’s speech. Stuttering can also cause an individual who stutters to have negative feelings about how they talk, to avoid situations to prevent a possible stutter, to escape a stuttering moment such as eye blinking, or to have physical tension when speaking. With stuttering encompassing a wide range of difficulties, there are a variety of false statements that surround this fluency disorder. Education about the falsehoods of stuttering can ensure a better understanding of the disorder and reduce biases towards people who stutter.
Here is a list of the most common myths about stuttering:
- -People stutter because they are nervous.
- -Stuttering effects one’s intelligence.
- -Stress causes stuttering.
- -People who stutter are shy or self-conscious.
- -Stuttering is caused by bad parenting.
- -Stuttering is a habit.
Visit WeStutter.org, The Stuttering Foundation, and The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to find more information about the facts of stuttering.