OTTUMWA — More than 3 million Americans stutter. Stuttering affects their lives in many ways. They deal daily with embarrassment and frustration. Help is available at most public libraries in the form of a book called Advice to Those Who Stutter.
Advice to Those Who Stutter, a 158-page book, gives practical advice written by 24 speech pathologists, who themselves stutter, advising what helped them and what they believe will help others control their difficulty. It is available at the Ottumwa Public Library.
Stuttering Foundation books are directed to parents of children who stutter, adults who stutter, speech pathologists, pediatricians, family physicians, nurses, health care professionals, hospitals, schools, clinics, day care centers and all those concerned with the problem of stuttering. Since the original publication, Foundation books and brochures have reached millions of individuals worldwide. The 65-year-old nonprofit foundation also offers many brochures and DVDs on stuttering.