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National Stuttering Awareness Week is May 11-17

According to the Stuttering Foundation of America and the National Stuttering Association, May 11-17 is National Stuttering Awareness Week. Stuttering can make it difficult to communicate with other people, and often affects a person’s quality of life. Roughly three million Americans stutter. Researchers around the world are exploring ways to improve the early identification and treatment of stuttering and to identify its causes.

  • To learn about NIDCD-supported research on stuttering, check out NIDCD’s fact sheet, available in print and online, in English and Spanish.
  • Listen to a recent interview with NIDCD geneticist Dr. Dennis Drayna, who discusses the possible relationship between genetics and stuttering on the online program Stuttering 101.