February 16, 2011
Parts of Speech: Stuttering Solutions
The Academy Award nominated film "The King's Speech" is not only getting rave reviews from critics, but it's also opening the door to more discussions about speech impediments and speech therapy. In the film, Colin Firth portrays King George, the father of Queen Elizabeth who had a bad stutter. The film chronicles his work with a therapist to overcome his impediment. On today's HearSay, Cathy is joined by Ross Barrett, speech therapist and director of the Precision Fluency Shaping Program at the Eastern Virginia Medical School and also Jane Fraser, President of The Stuttering Foundation and co-author of “If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents." Tune in!
Ross S. Barrett, M.A. CCC/SLP - Director, Precision Fluency Shaping Program at EVMS
Rev. Dr. Robert Carpenter - Graduate of Ross Barrett's program
Jane Fraser - President of The Stuttering Foundation
Mae Israel - Journalist and founder of "Unlock A Voice"
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