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June 10, 2020

Covert Stuttering occurs when people who stutter pretend or act like they do not stutter even though they do.

People who stutter, (and who are also covert), usually avoid saying certain words that they know they will stutter on. It is common for covert stutterers to ord...

May 11, 2020

I grew up being quiet more often than speaking up because the best way to avoid stuttering is to not talk at all.

Speaking has always been something that I have been super aware of. I grew up avoiding the words that I knew I would stutter on so that I wouldn't make othe...

March 13, 2020

My junior year of high school was a whirlwind. 

In a nutshell... I started dating my current boyfriend, my school volleyball team went to state for the first time in 17 years (while I was the lead setter), my uncle unexpectedly moved in with us, my club volleyball team...

January 13, 2020

Sitting on a kids size chair with my knees almost up to my chest wasn't exactly how I imagined meeting other adults who stutter like me. Nevertheless, it was an experience that I will never forget. 

I am 22 years old, and I JUST met other adults who stutter fo...

November 18, 2019

I was sitting in the backseat of my mom's old mini van. The leather gray seats felt cool on my skin after spending the day playing outside at my grandma's house.

My little sister and I were watching the King's Speech on the little TV in our mini van. 

I was 12...

October 22, 2019

I was sitting shotgun next to my favorite person, Kyle.

Kyle has been my boyfriend for many years, but he has also become one of my best friends. One day during the fall, he picked me up from school, and we were headed back to his house. 

I had a presentation...

September 16, 2019

“Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian that Almost Didn’t Happen” is a memoir about the life of Nina G. Nina goes into detail about what it is like to stutter, and to be dyslexic. She is an accomplished writer, special needs counselor, and comedian. 

As a woman who stutte...

September 3, 2019

Is your little one struggling to remember body parts?

At Circle Creek, we use Mr. Potato head to help our younger patients remember, and identify things such as arms, eyes, ears, and noses!

We can also use Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head to target pronouns, and prepositions.

If...

August 13, 2019

Focusing on the negatives can sometimes be my speciality. 

As someone who stutters, this can be a constant uphill battle.

It can be easy to focus on the negative aspects of stuttering. Feelings of frustration, anger, and anxiety easily cloud my thoughts. 

But through...

July 15, 2019

Have you ever met a child with a stutter, and not known how to talk to them?

I've had many people ask me over the years what to do when their child, (or any child), stutters because I have one myself. I compiled some of the most important things to keep in mind when con...

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