For those who might enjoy seeing these, I am posting the quotes I have collected over the years on this page http://quotescollectedovertheyears.blogspot.com/

Stuttering and Jeffrey Blitz

"When I was a high school sophomore, I went to my first debate tournament. I blocked on my very first word and stayed blocked on it for the entire 8 minutes I was allocated. I tried to never forget the frustration (and, in a dark way, the humor) of that moment." Jeffrey Blitz, writer and producer of Rocket Science

Find more about an interview with Jeffrey Blitz at http://www.stutteringhelp.org/default.aspx?tabindex=630&tabid=643.

This is certainly an example of the extremely frustrating experiences that people who stutter go through on a daily basis. Not being able to verbalize what you want to say can make anyone frustrated. For those that stutter, knowing that you are not the only one and that many people have gone on to have successful careers after learning how to control their stuttering should give you the determination to learn the techniques and practice them.

A speech therapist who is trained to work with stutterers can be found in every state. Start here if you live in the United States http://www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=206. Go here http://www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=207 if you live in another country.

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