Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter
Category: Personal Commentary
Published: Saturday, 11 September 2010 06:47
Written by Daniele Rossi
I had the pleasure of attending the screening of "The King's Speech" last night at the Toronto Film Festival and enjoyed every minute of it.
The movie is about the unlikely friendship that forms between shy, stuttering King George VI (played by Colin Firth) and Lionel Logue (played by Geoffry Rush), his speech therapist. The latter helping the former find his voice. Even King George VI shared our familiar self-doubt: "How can I be king and lead my people with a stammer?"
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Published: Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:46
Written by Lisa Wilder
After many years of testing, the drug Pagoclone, believed to reduce stuttering in some people, is still not available for general use, and might never be. As reported by Tom Weidig on his blog, Endo Pharmaceuticals is closing the initial phase of testing according to their website, with no plans to put it on the market any time soon. They are starting a new phase of testing next year. As it stands, things do not look promising for development of a stuttering-reduction drug.
Gerald A. Maguire, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, the Kirkup Chair in Stuttering, admitted during a talk at the National Stuttering Association conference in Cleveland, that the current testing phase was over.
More information on this subject will be posted on this site in the future.