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October/November 2010 (vol. 07/3)

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Stammering in the workplace

Summary:

Stammering is thought to affect around one in 100 people of working age. Allan Tyrer looks at the impact it can have on employment and discusses what can be done to support people who stammer, both in recruitment and to meet their potential at work.

People who stammer sometimes have blocks, prolongations or repetitions in their speech. They know what they want to say but can have difficulty getting the words out.

Stammering is not just a speech problem…

Allan Tyrer is a non-practising solicitor who stammers, and has a website at www.stammeringlaw.org.uk. He is also magazine editor and webmaster for the British Stammering Association.

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Occupational Health at Work October/November 2010 (vol. 07/3) pp26–30

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