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  • missfiesty

    23 February 2012 at 17:29

    Living with a s-s-stutter

     

     Hi

    I have been stuttering for many years now I only stutter the letters but its still very annoying. I went 2 a speech therapist when i was 7 or 8 but its got worse. People at skl sometimes take the mick sometimes my form tutor does. I dnt no what 2 do it is hard 2 control.

    Thx

    emma

    x

  • animedragon

    23 February 2012 at 22:04

     

    i sometimes get stutters too, but only when im trying to get out a sentence or really excited etc. but with your situation, try and ignore them, if you cant try and join in with the jokes, because, most people only take the mick when they know theyre not gunna do anything back or join in, but if you join in they might think oh its not worth it anymore. this was all i could think of that might help. hope this has helped a little :)

  • missfiesty

    24 February 2012 at 17:02

     
    animedragon - 23 February 2012 at 22:04

     

    i sometimes get stutters too, but only when im trying to get out a sentence or really excited etc. but with your situation, try and ignore them, if you cant try and join in with the jokes, because, most people only take the mick when they know theyre not gunna do anything back or join in, but if you join in they might think oh its not worth it anymore. this was all i could think of that might help. hope this has helped a little :)

     

     Hi

    thx it helped a bit 

  • the-crazy-one

    24 February 2012 at 20:48

     
    missfiesty - 23 February 2012 at 17:29

     

     Hi

    I have been stuttering for many years now I only stutter the letters but its still very annoying. I went 2 a speech therapist when i was 7 or 8 but its got worse. People at skl sometimes take the mick sometimes my form tutor does. I dnt no what 2 do it is hard 2 control.

    Thx

    emma

    x

     

    Your form tutor shouldn't. Maybe subtely hint that they have an abnormally large nose or something?

  • missfiesty

    25 February 2012 at 09:51

     
    the-crazy-one - 24 February 2012 at 20:48

     

    Your form tutor shouldn't. Maybe subtely hint that they have an abnormally large nose or something?

     

     

    Well hes only 27 and he does have a bit of a bald spot.............

  • the-crazy-one

    25 February 2012 at 16:10

     
    missfiesty - Today at 09:51

     

     

    Well hes only 27 and he does have a bit of a bald spot.............

     

    Then YOU have the advantage. Talk about hair and flick yours around in his face

  • invisible3033

    26 February 2012 at 14:28

     
    missfiesty - 23 February 2012 at 17:29

     

     Hi

    I have been stuttering for many years now I only stutter the letters but its still very annoying. I went 2 a speech therapist when i was 7 or 8 but its got worse. People at skl sometimes take the mick sometimes my form tutor does. I dnt no what 2 do it is hard 2 control.

    Thx

    emma

    x

     

     Hey,

    Me too! My stutter is not excessively pronounced, but it really bothers me; which means that I accidentally draw attention to it, because I assume everyone else has noticed it too, and half the time they haven't. I also have a bit of a lisp, particularly on my "r" sounds,  which are not "secure" apprarently... like the rest of me then :P 

    Your form tutor above all should not be mimicking you, or taking the mick. I would definitely recommend that you talk to him confidentially and simply say that athough you realise he is not doing it to be hurtful, it is something that you feel a bit sensitive about. You could then go on to mention that some classmates are also insensitive about your stutter, and could he please try and find a solution to this? That might give it a bit of a guilt factor which should ensure that he does not mimic you, and may help resolve the problem with you classmates. I do exams in "Speaking of Verse and Prose" and the last one I did I had really hurtful, personal feedback from the examiner about my lisp/stutter (although I still passed!!), and I lodged an official complaint and got it rectified; it is worth tackling the problem if you can. 

    Have you seen "The King's Speech"? If not then I would recommend you watch it; as a stutterer it spoke volumes to me and was really quite inspirational!! 

    Ultimately though, I think you should be proud of your stutter- it's just another part of you, and it's not our fault, or soemthing that we can help. We can try and modify it to make ourselves more secure, certainly, and that's a good thing, but if you try and see your stutter in a positive light, you'll feel more at ease with yourself :) 

    Hope this helped a little bit, and I'm sorry I couldn't be less vague :) 

    Minnie xx 

  • missfiesty

    27 February 2012 at 16:34

     
    invisible3033 - 26 February 2012 at 14:28

     

     Hey,

    Me too! My stutter is not excessively pronounced, but it really bothers me; which means that I accidentally draw attention to it, because I assume everyone else has noticed it too, and half the time they haven't. I also have a bit of a lisp, particularly on my "r" sounds,  which are not "secure" apprarently... like the rest of me then :P 

    Your form tutor above all should not be mimicking you, or taking the mick. I would definitely recommend that you talk to him confidentially and simply say that athough you realise he is not doing it to be hurtful, it is something that you feel a bit sensitive about. You could then go on to mention that some classmates are also insensitive about your stutter, and could he please try and find a solution to this? That might give it a bit of a guilt factor which should ensure that he does not mimic you, and may help resolve the problem with you classmates. I do exams in "Speaking of Verse and Prose" and the last one I did I had really hurtful, personal feedback from the examiner about my lisp/stutter (although I still passed!!), and I lodged an official complaint and got it rectified; it is worth tackling the problem if you can. 

    Have you seen "The King's Speech"? If not then I would recommend you watch it; as a stutterer it spoke volumes to me and was really quite inspirational!! 

    Ultimately though, I think you should be proud of your stutter- it's just another part of you, and it's not our fault, or soemthing that we can help. We can try and modify it to make ourselves more secure, certainly, and that's a good thing, but if you try and see your stutter in a positive light, you'll feel more at ease with yourself :) 

    Hope this helped a little bit, and I'm sorry I couldn't be less vague :) 

    Minnie xx 

     

     Hiya

    YAY! I found some1 who stutters  Sorry I had 2 write that. I hate my stutter i really do it isnt fair. I speak pretty fast and my mum is always nagging at me 2 tlk sloooooower. But she dosent get how hard it is. today in R.E the boy i sit nxt 2 mentioned it saying i cnt tlk properly.I got annoyed but he didnt realise he had offended me then he asked me if i had a speaking problem. I dnt like 2 c my stuttering as a problem like theres something wrong wiv me . I will talk 2 my form tutor but he hasnt done it 4 a while so all is ok.... 4 now....

    I have seen the king speech not all of it i havent seen the bit where he does the actual speech bit its a gr8 film. 

    being proud of my stutter hmmmmmm. I dunno. I do hate when i cnt say someting in time or properly.

     

      thanks

    x

     

  • invisible3033

    29 February 2012 at 19:09

     
    missfiesty - 27 February 2012 at 16:34

     

     Hiya

    YAY! I found some1 who stutters  Sorry I had 2 write that. I hate my stutter i really do it isnt fair. I speak pretty fast and my mum is always nagging at me 2 tlk sloooooower. But she dosent get how hard it is. today in R.E the boy i sit nxt 2 mentioned it saying i cnt tlk properly.I got annoyed but he didnt realise he had offended me then he asked me if i had a speaking problem. I dnt like 2 c my stuttering as a problem like theres something wrong wiv me . I will talk 2 my form tutor but he hasnt done it 4 a while so all is ok.... 4 now....

    I have seen the king speech not all of it i havent seen the bit where he does the actual speech bit its a gr8 film. 

    being proud of my stutter hmmmmmm. I dunno. I do hate when i cnt say someting in time or properly.

     

      thanks

    x

     

     

     Hey! 

    I know right! We shall unite :P I speak fairly quickly too, which worsens my stutter as well... I find it so frustrating when I can't quite get it ou, and I'm like choking on my words. It's so irritating if you're trying to make a point in a lesson or something! I'm always being told to slow down, take it easy and just concentrate on getting the one word out correctly after each other too... Gah! 

    People can be a bit insensitive; it's not something we choose! But even so, I just try and take it as curiousity and not let it offend me. If I didn't have my stutter I'd probably be curious as well... Although I would like to think I wouldn't be a presumptous to ask outright, as I would agree that's a little offensive... I have younger cousins who sometimes ask why I talk "funny" and I just try and explain that it's not something I can really help, but that it's like all my words try and exit my mouth all at once, and some of the letters try and take over... A bit naff but they're only like 6 so, simple explanations! 

    What I hate more is my lisp to be perfectly honest. I hate that my "r" sounds just don't work! But hey ho. Just another quirk of me I guess... 

    That's generally how I try and view my stutter/lisp... Just another quirk :) I try and moderate it as much as I can, and I can't do any better than that, so I just accept what I'm given and am thankful it's not more pronounced!! I know it's hard to try and like your stutter, but if you accept yourself, you have to accept your stutter too, as part of you :D 

    Hope this was a little bit helpful :D 

    Minnie xx 

    P.S- it's such a good film! I love it to bits!!! xx 

  • problemchild

    01 March 2012 at 17:03

     

     i have a stammer occasionally. (sorry i prefer the word stammer to stutter for some reason :/) but today i had a speaking assesment in french for part of my gcse's. and my stammer was bad.. :( i totally mucked up i couldnt get more words out and kept repeating stuff, and i forgot stuff as well, cus we have to memorise our work. i was just so nervous, but im a bit annoyed cus i could have done so much better, just this stupid stammer got in the way. usually i dont stammer. its not a problem for me really. but when im nervous.. gah it sucks.. :(

  • missfiesty

    02 March 2012 at 16:35

     

     HI

    i get what u mean by being nervous. Stuttering is annoying light or not. I bet ur examiner will understand about ur nervousness and ur stutter.

    keep smiling

    x

  • missfiesty

    02 March 2012 at 16:54

     

     HI minnie!

    United! 

    How r things. Is ur stutter quite bad.  Mines quite light according to my mum but its so annoying.people alway take the mick and ask questions.But I cnt blame them like u i would b curious. I cnt alway say what i want and people r always saying slow down articulate breath! so annoying. I remember in yr 4 we were doing maths  and i said parallagram and i stutter my l's bad it turned out as paralllllllllagram! it was horrible. But i get used to it. I just dnt like it when people ask i no it is curiosity but i dunno.

    Theres a boy in my class who has a lisp but no one really notices cuz it aint that bad. but its.... quirky right!? I neva knew u caould have a lisp on the letter r i alway thought it was just the letter s.

    My cousin is 7 bt she stutters to we r very like even though shes 5 yrs younger (yes im only 12) she stutter the words but shes french. she is permanantly excited!  Its weird i dnt stutter when i tlk french. 

    Ive tried to accept my stutter but idunno

    x

    ps There was a thing on Tv the other day BBC3 stop my stutter the people on there stutte ron evry word i no u probably dnt stutter that bad but its worth watchin

    x

  • invisible3033

    10 March 2012 at 15:17

     
    missfiesty - 02 March 2012 at 16:54

     

     HI minnie!

    United! 

    How r things. Is ur stutter quite bad.  Mines quite light according to my mum but its so annoying.people alway take the mick and ask questions.But I cnt blame them like u i would b curious. I cnt alway say what i want and people r always saying slow down articulate breath! so annoying. I remember in yr 4 we were doing maths  and i said parallagram and i stutter my l's bad it turned out as paralllllllllagram! it was horrible. But i get used to it. I just dnt like it when people ask i no it is curiosity but i dunno.

    Theres a boy in my class who has a lisp but no one really notices cuz it aint that bad. but its.... quirky right!? I neva knew u caould have a lisp on the letter r i alway thought it was just the letter s.

    My cousin is 7 bt she stutters to we r very like even though shes 5 yrs younger (yes im only 12) she stutter the words but shes french. she is permanantly excited!  Its weird i dnt stutter when i tlk french. 

    Ive tried to accept my stutter but idunno

    x

    ps There was a thing on Tv the other day BBC3 stop my stutter the people on there stutte ron evry word i no u probably dnt stutter that bad but its worth watchin

    x

     

     Heya :) 

    Mine isn't awful, it could be much worse, but it's not really light either :) I find plosive letters, like "b" "p" "k" difficult, especially if they've got an "r" after them! But it's fine, I manage. 

    People shouldn't take the mick, and if they are you should definitely say something to them- not like nastily, but just so people aren't like taking advantage. But yes, try and accept your stutter! It is quirky, and yeah- the less self conscious you are about your stutter the less you will stutter :D Perhaps telling people that would also help; if someone asks about your stutter tell them that you don't mind them asking, but you do feel a little bit sensitive about it, and that actually you find if people ignore it, it helps you relax :) And you stutter less when you're relaxed... Or I do at any rate! 

    Parallelagram is a nasty one. I find "caterpillar" worse though! 

    Yes- that makes sense! Are you bilingual then? It's harder to stutter when you are singing, and French is quite a lyrical language, so perhaps it has the same effect? Aw, your cousin sounds adorable! But also probably quite exhausting!! I have a younger cousin too, but she can be a bit of a menace really, as she can be quite vicious! And she's not French :P 

    "S" many people with stutters, stammers and lisps find difficult, and also because it's quite an exposed consonant, it becomes more noticeable when you can't form it properly! But 'r' is also quite common- think of Johnathon "W"oss! My 'r' sounds were really problematic when I used to speak German, as they empahsise their "r"s by rolling them... But I don't do German now so that's better :D

    I didn't see it, but I might have a look for it! Hope you're good :D xx 

  • Forever-School-Mummy

    10 March 2012 at 19:48

     

     I have a bit of a stutter too. Don't worry I think its quite cute! 

  • xXRockyXx

    11 March 2012 at 14:20

     

     I have a stutter too. I was at therapy for a few years, but then I stopped a few years ago. My stammer still causes me problems. people take the mick out of my stammer like they do with yours, and it's kind of irritating. Your form tutor shouldn't do that. Teachers aren't supposed to put students down. 

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