- Category: News Items
- Published: Saturday, 22 September 2018 12:03
- Written by CSA Admin
The Canadian Stuttering Association is proud to publish the agenda for our upcoming one-day conference on October 20th. Our conference is for people who stutter, family and friends of people who stutter, speech-language pathologists and students of speech-language pathology, and this year's promises to be our best yet!
This is a republishing of Joshua's article written two years ago, about how much he got out of attending the CSA conference. Information about the upcoming 2018 Conference on October 20th is available here.
When my mom told me that I was going to the Canadian Stuttering Association (CSA) conference, I wasn’t excited at all. I thought it would be one of those stereotypical conventions - just talking and boring games, but it wasn’t.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a very visual person. While there isn’t anything wrong with that, it has provided me with one major setback. Due to my stuttering, if I'm speaking with someone, I need their visual attention. So, if someone I’m speaking to is looking at a computer screen, looking through cupboards or sitting in the front seat of a car while I’m sitting in the backseat, getting even just a few words out can be a daunting task. Since I can’t see who I’m speaking to on the phone, it makes speaking even more difficult.
This is a review of Stutter, by Marc Shell, published 2005 by Harvard University Press. Part one of three parts
The familiar saying “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover” has never been more true than when applied to Marc Shell’s Stutter. A photo of the author as a small child wearing a cowboy outfit graces the book jacket, his innocent face both quizzical and apprehensive.
Vvvikesh here, no I didn’t forget my name, I just have a stutter. For more than half my life I never spoke about my stuttering with anyone and I think it was fear of being judged but also guilt. I felt guilty that I was speaking the wrong way and that fluency was the only right way.