"Putting a stop to stuttering"
WCSC in Charleston SC has a segment on that they have labeled "Putting a Stop to Stuttering." See it here http://www.live5news.com/global/story.asp?s=9609394. From what I read, there is no cure for stuttering and this title is the last thing that they should have used. It gives young people the impression that stuttering should and can be stopped. It is great that some children outgrow stuttering as many do when going through a language-learning phase, but what about those many children who will continue to stutter into adulthood? They can learn how to manage it with various techniques taught by speech pathologists trained to work with stuttering or by learning what to do by reading "Self Therapy for the Stutterer" by Malcolm Fraser (published by The Stuttering Foundation www.stutteringhelp.org), but nothing will totally stop or "cure" the stuttering. They will have to practice and use the techniques constantly. Children should also be informed that stuttering is just part of a person and doesn't mean that they are "dumb" or any different than anyone else. If everyone were accepting of differences in people whether they stutter, lisp, wear glasses, have red hair, or any other number of things, the world would be a much better place.