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Panel of stutterers to share their stories


A panel of people who have been impacted by stuttering will share their experiences at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Moore Hall Kiva Room.

The event, Stuttering, Panel of Experts, is part of the 16th annual Stuttering Awareness Week put on by The Association of Future Speech Language Pathologists of Central Michigan University.

“It is really a way to enlighten everyone on what stuttering is and what stuttering isn’t,” said Suzanne Woods, division director of the speech-language pathology program in the department of communication disorders at CMU.

Ten people who stutter and parents of those who have stuttered comprise the panel, Woods said. They will give stories on “how they overcame the impact of stuttering in their lives,” she said.

The event is open to the public and is free of charge.

In addition to the panel event, the speech language-pathology program will have an informational table on stuttering throughout the week in the Health Professions Building. The program will also be raising money to send children who stutter to speech camps.