Stutterers and Stuttering: A Primer
Interview: Barry Guitar, PhD, professor of Communications Sciences and Disorders
University of Vermont
"The King’s Speech" is up for twelve Academy Awards this spring.
If you haven’t seen it, the film about the relationship between the then-Duke of York, who later became King George the sixth, and his speech coach, who helped him overcome a stammer.
The film shows how difficult it can be, both physically and socially, to overcome a stammer.
Our next guest is one of three million Americans who know that firsthand: Dr. Barry Guitar is an expert on stuttering at the University of Vermont…who has learned to manage his own difficulty with speech. He chats with Sound Medicine’s Dr. David Crabb.