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What Do You Know About Stuttering?

What do writer Lewis Carroll, former basketball star Bill Walton, and King George VI have in common? They were all stutterers at some point in their lives. Take this quiz to see how much you know about stuttering.

1. At least 3 million Americans stutter.
2. Stuttering affects 2 to 3 times as many people assigned male at birth as it does people assigned female at birth.
3. Despite decades of research, there are no clear-cut answers about what causes stuttering.
4. People who stutter are self-conscious about their stuttering. They often let the disability determine their career choice.
5. You won't find any quick miracle cures for stuttering.
6. A quarter of all children go through a stage of speech development with severe enough problems to concern their parents.
7. Stuttering becomes more of a problem as a child becomes a teen.
8. Famous people who stutter have included Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Mel Tillis, Carly Simon, James Earl Jones, and John Updike.
9. If you want to find therapy for your child with a stuttering problem, it's best to look for a speech-language pathologist who specializes in stuttering.