Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Using Brain Imaging to Unravel the Mysteries of Stuttering - Dana Foundation
I wanted to share an article I found from the Dana Foundation (they are a top resource in terms of brain research and conditions that affect the brain) on how they're using brain imaging to research the possible causes of stuttering. Check it out and feel free to pass it along to those you feel may benefit from this information.
I remember about 14 years ago, I worked at a wonderful law firm. One of the girls who carried documents back and forth for our firm to have filed at the Court Houses for us had a severe stuttering problem. I made sure always to take the time to listen to her because you could see some days--when she was more tired or stressed than usual--how difficult it was for her to get her words out. And it meant so much to her just for someone to have the patience. She was an amazing, beautiful, confident girl who simply had a little more trouble communicating than many of the rest of us do. I often wonder how she's doing on Xander's tough days with speech. And, in retrospect, I think God brought her into my life for a reason and me into hers. And I'm so very grateful.
Enjoy your evening!