Skip to comments.Stuttering student told not to talk
Posted on 10/13/2011 12:30:25 PM PDT by ToxicMich
A student at a New Jersey community college who stutters said he was told not to speak in his class, WCBS-TV reports. [Click on link for video]
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I wish that my classmates in grade school and high school had been as kind as my college teachers. I'm now 60 and still stutter. It hurts me to watch this young man struggle to talk.
Well there is only so much time in a class.
I do not sutter in the tradtional sense, instead I get blocks where nothing will come out, and it can take 5-10 seconds to be able to start the word I am trying to say. The only thing that helps for me is to tap my fingers to a beat and speak in that rhythm until I know I can talk normally. Strangly the only people who have commented on my suttering are friends and family.
Thanks for sharing your story!
For those of us who don’t do video:
MoCoCo is known for this ...
It’s the only community college that had such a bad reputation it was used as a backdrop in SNL skits... repeatedly.
I’d guess there’s more to this than just a rude teacher. The student in question is a 16 year-old homeschooler.
I was in a graduate business law class once and the imperious law professor called on us randomly peppering us with questions. He called on one fellow and when he began to answer with a stutter, the professor said “Never mind” and started to call on someone else.
“No!” came the reply in a very emphatic tone. The guy knew his stuff and labored through his answers with his stutter but his brains well in gear. I was impressed as was everyone else who saw his determination.
Nice ADA lawsuit this kid has on his hands, along with the epileptic girl who got booted out of her EMT classes.
Wow. I’m wondering why a guy with a bad stutter would want to go into law in the first place. It would seem like a needlessly difficult career path.
Kind of like the stuttering lawyer in My Cousin Vinny.
My BIL stuttered through high school. He has is own successful law practice going on 15 years now. He no longer stutters (well, once in a while).
I went to school with a stutterer. All the teachers were very patient and encouraging. I remember a particular class he was called on and he was trying and trying to get the answer out and it just wouldn’t come. He kept saying “I can’t” and the teacher kept telling him, “yes you can”. He did.
Our son has tourettes and the only kid that made fun of him in school was a student who stuttered horribly. We were so shocked because he was a good kid. Think he was just so glad that there was someone that he could make fun of. Our son made it a project to become good friends with him. He did. Today our son has really good control over his tourettes and has a wonderful job and family. Handicaps can be overcome.
Stuttering is one of the nearly automatic triggers of bullying in the lower grades and even high school, isn’t it?
Good for him. If it were me, I probably would have went into accounting or something, but I guess some people like a challenge, eh?
...but I guess some people like a challenge, eh?
Well, he did marry my sister, so he must ;^)
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