Mario Salinas

Mario Salinas

While growing up, I would often get in trouble for negative behavior in school; behavior that I would use to deflect attention from my stutter. At first I was the bully; my thinking being, if people were afraid of me, they would not laugh at me.

Later, I became a class clown; this time thinking if they laugh with me, at least they would not be laughing at me.

Later in life, the personal and professional aspects of my life became affected.

Janus Rau Sørensen

Janus Rau Sørensen

I have stuttered since I was about 5 years old. Back then and pretty much until I started on the McGuire program, stuttering was connected to a tremendous deal of confusion, anxiety, shame, and just generally the opposite of well-being. I don't think a lot of people around me even knew that I stuttered, or even less what it meant to me to stutter.

Brendan Comport

Brendan Comport

I am referring to the typical response I had to deal with for all of my childhood when I spoke in class or around other students.  I was plagued by a debilitating stutter. Most of the time I dealt with it by being the quiet kid in class, and I was almost held back a grade because “quiet” was confused with “slow learner”.  

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