To the editor:
If speech therapy was good enough for King George VI, it's good enough for us!
With the release of the new movie, The King's Speech, it's a great time to highlight International Stuttering Awareness Day, Oct. 22, and let readers know that there are speech-language pathologists in your area who specialize in helping people who stutter.
The nonprofit Stuttering Foundation provides a free list of local therapists for your readers at our Web site, www.stutteringhelp.org, or they may call 800-992-9392.
The same dread King George VI felt about speaking in public was also felt by our founder Malcolm Fraser and many others in the 1930s and 40s. However, today's research shows that stuttering does indeed have a biological cause and can be effectively treated.
Thank you for helping us reach those who stutter in your community.
Jane Fraser, President