As a person who stutters I was thrilled to read your article “Beyond the Stutter” (Oct. 10) about Baltimore native Ben Goldstein, whose story is inspirational and puts a human face to stuttering.
Goldstein’s personal journey with stuttering is compelling and will serve to help other people who stutter. I would also like to mention two great organizations that would be of interest to your readers.
First, the Israeli Stuttering Association (ambi.org.il) has been doing great things, especially for children who stutter, in Israel and beyond. Second, here in the U.S., the Jewish Stuttering Association (jstutter.org) supports people in the Jewish community who stutter, and it promotes Torah-oriented activities for children who stutter.
I also want to mention the Stuttering Foundation (stutteringhelp.org) that is famous for giving out diverse free resources to children, adults and parents. One brochure on its website is “Special Education Law and Children Who Stutter” that explains how every child has the right to free speech therapy, thanks to federal legislation over 40 years ago. The free therapy is available to all children who are enrolled at any type of school, whether public, private or religious. This free therapy covers all speech problems.
Adam R. Lichter