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Wednesday 23 October 201918.00 to 20.30

Join UCL Giving Voice and the London Stammering Association Support Group for a series of personal, fascinating, insightful, inspirational and myth-busting talks about stammering (also known as stuttering). This is a FREE event which is open to anyone, whether you are a UCL student/staff member or not!! You will hear several short talks from people who stammer about their stories, journeys and experiences of managing, living and thriving with stammering. You will learn about how stammering affects lives and the impact it can have in both positive and not so positive ways. These talks will be followed by a discussion around the topic of thriving with a stammer.

This is a valuable and rare chance to hear about experiences of stammering from people who stammer themselves - so it is an event not to be missed! If you’ve never heard about stammering, then this event is certainly for you!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP - it's free but you must register to attend.

What is Stammering?

Stammering is a neurological speech disorder, with genetic and developmental influences, which is characterised by a struggle to get words out. It starts in childhood and affects 70 million people around the world. It is different from the non-fluency most people generally experience in the form of hesitations and repetitions. It is not caused by nerves, stress, speaking too quickly, not taking a deep breath before speaking, having too many thoughts, low intelligence or any of the other myths you may have heard. It is not a joke.

Stammering can have a significant effect on quality of life. Think of it like an iceberg. The physical struggle is what you can see on the outside above the water, but this is a small part of the experience of stammering, there is a lot more going on under the surface. At this event, you'll have the chance to hear first hand about all that is occurring underneath the surface; how stammering affects lives and how people who stammer manage and learn to thrive.