Individuals who stutter are erroneously perceived by those who do not as having undesirable personality traits. As a result, those who stutter are discriminated against in social situations, in the workplace and, of special concern here, college classrooms. However, the college experience for those who stutter can be enhanced when they are provided with a communication atmosphere that meets their needs. This essay, therefore, argues the necessity for communication instructors to have a basic understanding of stuttering, and provides strategies for meeting the classroom communicative needs of students who stutter.
Whaley, Bryan B. and Langlois, Aimée
"Students Who Stutter and the Basic Course: Attitudes and Communication Strategies for the College Classroom,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 8
, Article 6.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol8/iss1/6