Because stuttering affects the speech of one out of every 100 adults, employers are likely to encounter people who stutter in the work force or among job applicants.
Stuttering does not need to be a barrier to success on the job.
People who stutter can develop excellent communication skills. Many people who stutter have achieved success in a wide variety of jobs and professions.
However, employment discrimination does exist.
Stuttering is a widely misunderstood communication disorder. People who stutter have been passed over for job opportunities and promotions because of their stuttering. In some cases, their skills and talents may be overlooked or underutilized because of misconceptions, common myths, and negative stereotypes about stuttering.
How to work with people who stutter
We hope that you will use our site to learn more about stuttering and how it can affect your workplace and employees. Please browse the following links and feel free to contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) We STUTTER.
Links of Interest
- Basic of Stuttering
- Common Myths About Stuttering
- Stuttering Treatments
- Ways You Can Help
- Effects on Employment
- Employer Checklist
Need more? We are happy to answer any questions you may have! Contact us at Info@WeStutter.org or (800) WE STUTTER.