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If I stutter, what help is out there for me?

This article first appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of the CSA Newsletter.

Jaan PillJaan PillMany treatment options are available for people who stutter. What follows are my personal opinions on this topic — based on my experiences, which may well differ from your own.My personal views do not represent the views of the Canadian Stuttering Association, of which I’m a co-founder. CSA neither endorses nor rejects any particular approach to dealing with stuttering.

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Baby steps to public speaking

This article first appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of the CSA newsletter.

I am active in the podcasting community where everyone is encouraged to give presentations at conferences. I was eager to participate since my early days in the podcasting community, but having stuttered all my life, I automatically wrote that idea off as “I could never be able to do that”.

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Genetic Roots to Stuttering

Feb. 10, 2010 - The New England Journal of Medicine has published an article exploring why people stutter. The article's authors have found that three genetic mutations in the brain cells of stutterers could be the root cause. The mutations, to paraphrase Dr. Dennis Drayna, a researcher at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, cause a disruption in the process of the cell that controls degradation of things that the cell does not need anymore. This discovery could lead to "more specific diagnosis and treatment".

http://www.cnn. com/2010/ HEALTH/02/ 10/stuttering. genes.cell/

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/stuttering-genes-lead-speech-condition/story?id=9802285

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