About .Me

January 23rd, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Frequency Asked Questions:

For those inquiring minds who want to know, Stuttering.Me is the brainchild and pet-project of Greg Snyder, person who stutters, stuttering researcher and assistant professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Now can we get on with what’s really important?

The symbols in the header represent the Egyptian Hieroglyph for stuttering. I’ve always been partial to this symbol, because of what it means to us, as a people. Stop thinking of yourself as a person who stutters. While that’s true, it’s much greater than that. We are part of an unrecognized minority, who has endured for thousands of years (as evident by the stuttering hieroglyph above). Now, look at the symbol: the two squiggly lines on top–it is my understanding that this represents the /n/ phoneme. The /n/ is either being repeated or prolonged–the latter, I would guess. The two paired symbols beneath the /n/–it is my understanding that they represent the sounds “it it”.  So the word being produced is “nitit”.  However, there is an extra /n/, signifying an abnormal production.  The symbol of the person pointing to his mouth represents that it’s a verb, and he’s pointing to his mouth–representing the source of the verb (i.e., speech).  So this hieroglyph is to be interpreted as a person in the act of repeating or prolonging an initial /n/ of a word–or stuttering!  Now stop and think for a minute–do you think that the challenges we face are all that different from the guy in the picture above? We are not alone; we are a part of a stuttering people, a stuttering community, that has a unique bond that supersedes that of time, gender or culture.  For a very thorough and fantastic read about Moses, stuttering, and so much more, read Marc Shell’s essay on the subject.

About Stuttering.Me

Stuttering.Me is a stuttering self-help online resource that provides an interactive stuttering microblog and stuttering micropodcast. Our stuttering microblog is designed to keep our followers current with the latest stuttering news and relevant posts. Our stuttering micropodcast is designed to motivate our listeners with a daily source of encouragement, and mentor them towards peace with stuttering.

If you would like to be a part of Stuttering.Me, create a Twitter account and start following Stuttering.Me for great conversation and the latest stuttering updates. Feel free to send me a direct message or an “@StutteringMe” message anytime. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the Stuttering.Me RSS feed to keep up to date with all the latest stuttering-related news and events.

Stuttering.Me isn’t a blog or a stuttering podcast; it’s the natural evolution of stuttering self-help on the web. It is an attempt to integrate stuttering into the lives of PWS in such a way to foster a healthy attititude toward stuttering and self, as well as personal empowerment.

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  1. February 6th, 2009 at 05:18 | #1

    Keep it up..
    Let us keep on working on media- so that stuttering no more shocks people..
    sachin for TISA

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  2. Greg @ Stuttering.me
    February 14th, 2009 at 21:48 | #2

    Thanks Sachin, I’ll most certainly try 🙂

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  3. lee
    February 24th, 2009 at 22:07 | #3

    The Marc Shell article is amazing! Thanks for posting it!

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  4. Greg @ Stuttering.me
    February 25th, 2009 at 08:06 | #4

    Isn’t it though? No doubt, he’s a very smart guy!

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  5. zira
    March 13th, 2009 at 04:05 | #5

    my name is zira im from Malaysia,..I have stutter since my age 4 years old…now im 21 years old..i am so tension because of stuttering…my stutter become worse especially when talking with the people who are higher level than me.it affects my confidence……..so tension to face my daily life

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    slavik Reply:

    hi zira, i am slavik, 25 years old, i am from uzbekistan and working in malaysia as IT consultant. i would like to keep in touch with you to exchange our experiences so write to me if u feel like to.

    Hope to hear from you soon

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    fairiz Reply:

    Glad to find a fellow M’sian stutterer. Stuttering since I can remember. Now a 26 year old stuttering creative designer. I could not speak all the words but I could make it onto pictures.

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    farid Reply:

    you must have been the first stutteres i’ve known in malaysia, i’m in malaysia too and i never met anyone else other than me that stutters, so its nice to know that i’m not alone.

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  6. A Mom
    April 15th, 2009 at 20:29 | #6

    I am so glad I discovered this site. I am lookin for answers and feel like I have come to a great place…I enjoyed the podcast #37.

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    Greg @ Stuttering.me Reply:

    Thanks so much; this is certainly an experiential perspective that I’m trying to sell… but it seems to work for me (and countless other stutterers).

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  7. A Mom
    April 15th, 2009 at 20:29 | #7

    Not your mom, another mom 🙂

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    Greg @ Stuttering.me Reply:

    Ha! I figured that out by the email. And yeah, even today (at 34 or 35, I forget), I’d feel a little weird about my mom posting comments 🙂

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  8. April 21st, 2009 at 11:26 | #8

    Hey!

    My name’s Eric; I’m an animator/illustrator from Rhode Island (currently studying in LA). The reason I’m here though, as you may have guessed, is because I’m a stutterer. Been stuttering since I was about 11 years old, and it’s gotten progressively worse; I used to just get phrase/word repetition but now I’ve started getting blocks and elongation as well. Fun stuff. 😛

    it’s been in the last few months that I’ve decided to finally stop “just living with/ignoring it” and embrace the fact that I stutter and that there are other stutterers out there.

    so hi! 😀

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    Greg @ Stuttering.me Reply:

    Hey–great to see you online! Your quality of life will improve because of your choice to embrace stuttering and accept yourself–I have no doubt.

    I’d really recommend that you get involved w/ some self-help groups. It may feel weird (if not scary) at first–but I will *promise* you that it’ll change your life for the better. And there’s a lot of active groups in the LA area as well. Check out the National Stuttering Association; give them an email/call and find out your closest group.

    There’s also a pretty thriving stuttering group on Twitter. So feel free to make an account and “follow” me (@StutteringMe). Let me know that you’re online (send me a message and direct it to @StutteringMe). I can then introduce you to the crew (from all over the world).

    Thanks for the comment, and I hope to run into you online… (If not in person 🙂

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  9. shiv
    May 13th, 2009 at 04:14 | #9

    I am also a stutter 31 years old.
    my stuttering problem reduse due to chat with sachin sir…..
    shiv (Lucknow UP)

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  10. July 22nd, 2009 at 19:34 | #10

    great site, lots of insight. I agree with Pam on your last blog. Any kind of relaxation will help stutterers relax and possibly help them with their speaking abilities.

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    Greg @ Stuttering.me Reply:

    Thanks–and I bet you’re right. Relaxation tends to help a lot of things… stuttering included.

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  11. slavik
    November 2nd, 2009 at 00:01 | #11

    Hi, im Slavik, from uzbekistan, 25 aged, currently i work in malaysia as an IT consultant.I have stutter since my 3-4 years old. In my professional carrier good communication is very important but now my stutter is getting worse especially when i face to my clients or collugues.

    Actually i am first time on this website and i would like to hear any success stories from people who totally overcame stuttering.

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  12. Ev Smid
    June 11th, 2010 at 16:13 | #12

    Hi Greg, I read an article from 2007 about your research on using an ipod to aid with stuttering. Is there any progress on this? Have you tried the speecheasy device?
    Thanks,
    Ev

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  13. Greg @ Stuttering.me
    February 12th, 2012 at 20:56 | #13

    Thanks–your comments are much appreciated…

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