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Stuttering – A Listener's Guide


Jaan PillJaan PillThis is the content of a speech delivered by Jaan Pill to the North York Kiwanis Club, April 20, 2011.

Good evening. I want to thank you for this opportunity to speak with you.

Twenty years ago, I was involved in the founding of the Canadian Stuttering Association, or CSA for short. CSA is run entirely by volunteers, and I am one of them.

Part of my volunteer work involves media relations on behalf of CSA. Usually, that means sending out a news release, every time we have some event or conference that we want to publicize. In response, reporters will contact us and put together a story.

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A daughter’s perspective

masker The Ediinburgh Masker

This article first appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of CSA Voices.

Theresa's father, Mike Hughes, published the Speak Easy newsletter out of his home in New Brunswick for many years. He died in September of 2010.

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Research Update: Fluency and time perception

This article was originally published in the winter 2011 issue of CSA Voices.

Are the brains of people who stutter bad timekeepers?

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“I do not understand...the lateral movement of time. A clock ticks in an orderly fashion...My urge is always to telescope time into itself... and speed it up. People with a normal sense of time can count “one, two, three, four, five” systematically. I on the other hand, would count out five as ‘one, two threefourfive’ ”
Marty Jezer, Stuttering: a Life Bound up in Words

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A great opportunity to talk about change

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This article first appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of CSA Voices.

We don’t often get a decent opportunity to talk to non-stutterers about stuttering.  And possibly we are a bit reluctant to take the few opportunities we do get. Instead, we’ve tended to support each other by talking amongst ourselves.  As a result, we’ve created a kind of hidden Stuttering World, which means that stuttering is not well understood in the Outside World.

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Mike Hughes, a Canadian pioneer for stuttering support and self-help

This article was originally published in the Winter 2011 issue of CSAVoices.

mike Mike Hughes

I reacted with numbing sadness and disbelief when news arrived that Mike Hughes had passed away on September 22nd, 2010.

Over many years, Mike had been a friend, a supporter and a mentor. We were linked by a common interest in stuttering.

For 22 years Mike Hughes was the Executive Director of Speak Easy Canada Inc., Canada’s first, charitable organization for people who stutter, which he founded in 1984. Based in Saint John, New Brunswick, Mike was already involved in helping those who, like him, stuttered.

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