By Alex, Devon, and Marcus
Over the summer holidays 2001, a group of children who stammer met for some fluency workshops. They have compiled the following advice to share with their teachers.
DO - tell others not to tease us/mimic us.
DO - treat us like everyone else in the school.
DO - ask us what helps us to speak more fluently (it can vary).
DO - ask how much we want to contribute to class assembly and concerts.
DO - be positive and make eye contact.
DO - give us time to express ourselves.
DO NOT - rush us- give us time to finish.
DO NOT - finish off words/ sentences for us.
DO NOT - answer for us.
DO NOT - interrupt when we are trying.
DO NOT - tease/ mimic us.
PLEASE DO - share this information with others.