Libraries offer video aid for children who stutter

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 4, 2006


Kids who stutter have a lot to say, and friends can show them how in Stuttering: For Kids By Kids, a new DVD starring real kids who stutter, now available at the Calera Public Library in Calera and the Harrison Regional Library System in Columbiana.

Many children who stutter have never met anyone else who struggles with the same disability. In this new video from the Stuttering Foundation, they meet other kids, ranging in age from first-graders to high school students, who recount how they handle challenges such as teasing, speaking out in class and teaching others about stuttering.

Swish a lively and engaging basketball character, designed by students from the Computer Graphics Technology Department of Purdue University, narrates the video