When I was in elementary school, I had a difficult time in all of my classes. I wasn't the brightest kid, and I often felt singled out, would be made fun of, especially when reading out to the class, or as I called it, torture. Yes, I was teased and made fun of, because I had a stutter (and still do). It taught me patience, compassion and the ability to expand and grow.
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that some schoolchildren have, affecting boys and girls equally. Typically, the child reports seeing letters and numbers in reverse or inverted positions. For instance, the letter A may appear to a dyslexic child as an inverted V. This, however, is not sufficient basis to diagnose a child as being dyslexic. Thorough testing, aided with a careful consideration of the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, is needed.
Stress or being a "nervous" person is so often attributed to stuttering. It is so often considered to be the "why" someone stutters, yet it simply is not the cause. Stress (as the cause of stuttering) is the #1 myth about stuttering. While stress and anxiety can make someone's stuttering or stammering worse, STRESS is NOT the cause of stuttering or stammering.
The first day of class... I HATED it. I used to skip all my classes on the first day of school. I still remember those incidents like it was yesterday. First day of class and the teacher walks into class, gives us a short introduction and expects us to stand up and INTRODUCE ourselves ONE BY ONE. ... And that is when you realize that it is "THAT" time again which you'll go for an emotional roller coaster full of STRESS, FEAR, DOUBT, FRUSTRATION, UNCERTAINTY and a bunch of NEGATIVE THOUGHTS.
Is there something wrong with Gemma? Will her reading ever improve? Has something happened to make her like this? Is it my fault she's like this? In this article you will find information about one of a number of learning difficulties which are well-recognised as causing some children to under-perform and under-achieve in the classroom. Parents of children like Gemma may seek advice, information or reassurance from the school when they feel that she is not achieving as well as she should.
Is it not true? Most of us stuttering people look back and analyse every single word and sentence we say, every situation, every opinion and every decision. Maybe not all of you, but I used to do it all the time until I was sick and tired of this habit I had developed. This interesting quote about happiness says it all: One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
The holiday season is already here and I hope you are enjoying it to the fullest. When it comes to our speech, it might be a period which brings some difficulties with it. There are lots of socializing involved during this season. Family get togethers, parties (work/school/organizations you are a part of/neighborhood/etc.). The phrase "get together for socializing" is enough to bring some stress by itself.
I found secondary to brain injuries, such as stroke, dementia, TBI or any neurological deficit, my patients experience cognitive-linguistic impairments which affect their use of language, their ability to communicate in their environment and their ability to engage in activities which can decrease their risk for social isolation. To foster the most meaningful communication from my patients, reminiscing is an excellent tool.
If you're a person who stutters life might be limited, both personally and professionally. You've probably noticed anxiety is a predominant factor that can cause such limitations. This could involve you becoming anxious about a future meeting at work, where you might be required to speak, or worry about stuttering when making a sales call to a stranger when your at the office.
People with speech problems know how difficult it is when looking for a job. Should we really be so worried? I have been stuttering since I was 12 and my speech went from not being able to say a complete sentence to a job at a hotel's front desk. And I loved it there. But let's start from beginning. I went to university after secondary school, was 18 and as the uni was only on Saturdays (exams weekdays), I had to find a full-time job.