SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Four out of 10 adults who stutter have been denied a job or promotion and 82 percent of children who stutter have been bullied or teased, according to a new survey by the National Stuttering Association. People who stutter make up about 1 percent of the population.
Results of the survey were announced today at the organization's national conference in Scottsdale, AZ.
While there is no cure for stuttering, the survey of 1,235 people showed that speech therapy helps the majority of people who stutter. However, 30 percent of parents have received bad advice about stuttering treatment from pediatricians and speech therapists, and 14 percent of children who stutter have been denied speech therapy in school.
The survey also found that:
Participants in the May 2009 online survey were National Stuttering Association members, participants in the organization's programs and visitors to its web site.
The National Stuttering Association is a non-profit organization that helps adults and children who stutter with support activities, educational programs, publications and advocacy. It's the largest organization of its type with more than 100 local support groups across the U.S.
|SOURCE National Stuttering Association|
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