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  • Former Vice President Al Gore Speaks at Brookings Institution

    09/27/2013 11:53:47 AM PDT · by isthisnickcool · 16 replies
    Brookings ^ | 09/27/2013 | C-Span
    Former Vice President Al Gore visits the Brookings Institution for a speech marking the introduction of the Institution's Center for Effective Public Management. The Center for Effective Public Management will focus its research on increasing efficiency in government and working with public and private entities to solve 21st century political challenges, according to the Brookings Institution.
  • Stuttering student told not to talk

    10/13/2011 12:30:25 PM PDT · by ToxicMich · 19 replies
    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]
  • The stuttering didn’t end in The President’s Speech

    03/30/2011 9:26:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/30/11 | Ed Morrissey
    In my latest column for The Week today, I use the Academy Award-winning film The King’s Speech to bookend my point about the incoherence of the Obama administration on its Libyan adventure. Like King George VI, Barack Obama needed to demonstrate leadership, inspire a nation, and give a clear account of why the nation’s forces had been sent to war after ten days of contradictions, incoherence, and silence from the administration. Unfortunately, Obama turned out to be no more coherent on Monday than George VI before his speech therapy: Later in the same speech, though, the president then said that...
  • ‘King’s Speech’ earns praise from kids who stutter

    02/05/2011 8:45:03 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 102 replies, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana ^ | February 5, 2011 | Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer
    “The Kings Speech” is about a hero... who battles an invisible enemy that torments nearly 70 million people around the world. In demystifying the little-understood speech impediment, the award-winning film reveals myths and fascinating truths about stuttering, and has won praise from stutterers of all ages. For Erik Yehl, an 11-year-old ...who began stuttering in preschool, the movie’s powerful message is, “I’m not stupid.” It’s a stigma all people who stutter contend with — ...that because their words sometimes sputter or fail to come out..., their minds must be... mixed up. “People who stutter — their minds are perfectly good,...
  • Stuttering Kids Need Help to Cope with Bullying (BS suggestions alert)

    01/21/2005 4:49:23 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 44 replies · 813+ views
    reuters ^ | 1-21-05 | Allison McCook
    Stuttering Kids Need Help to Cope with Bullying Fri Jan 21, 4:27 PM ET Health - Reuters By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents and teachers need to do more to help kids who stutter deal with any bullying or teasing, according to a speech pathologist. William Murphy of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, reasons that stuttering kids who are teased may find it even more difficult to say what's on their mind, because their hurt feelings are getting in the way. Moreover, children who stutter may have a harder time coping with bullying itself, since they...
  • Insights: Studying the Roots of Stuttering

    08/05/2004 12:52:18 AM PDT · by neverdem · 223+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 3, 2004 | ERIC NAGOURNEY
    VITAL SIGNS Just thinking about language can be enough to set off a chain of events in the brain of a stutterer that differs from that of someone who does not stutter, a new study reports. Stutterers appear to process language differently, even when they are asked to remain silent while solving word problems, the researchers found. The study, led by Dr. Christine Weber-Fox of Purdue University, was presented last week at a conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Stuttering, the authors suggest, results from a complex set of problems. Although the most obvious one involves oral motor skills, the...