Click here for COVID-19 updates affecting the campus community

12th annual Stuttering Awareness Panel addresses overcoming adversity


A packed auditorium gathered in Anspach Hall Tuesday night for a panel and discussion recognizing International Stuttering Awareness Day.

This year marked the 12th year the university has hosted the panel.

Hosted by the Communications Disorders department of the College of Health Professions, the panel, comprised of seven members, discussed overcoming the struggles associated with stuttering.

“Stuttering is something about us, but it isn’t who we are,” Division Director for Speech Language Pathology Sue Woods said. “It’s not our fault.”

Students, faculty and staff were all present at the event. Discussions brought light to some of the issues facing those coping with stuttering and helped give advice to those overcoming adversity associated with the disorder.