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Wednesday April 14th

Letter: Speech therapy resources are not far

TO THE EDITOR: 

I thought that you article “National Stuttering Association provides place for students to be heard” conveyed a level of compassion at UNC for people with special needs. 

The fact that low-cost or no cost speech therapy is available at UNC is a positive reflection on the university. 

Second, the National Stuttering Association is an excellent organization which brings people who stutter together for support and the sharing of advice. 

As the article stated, 1 percent of adults stutter so it would only seem logical that a major university like UNC would have more than enough people to field a chapter of the NSA.

Another organization, the Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org) has a website that is famous the world over for the free resources it offers such as streaming videos and downloadable books and brochures. 

There is a Spanish-language version of the Stuttering Foundation website at www.tartamudez.org, and their materials have been translated into many different languages such as Mandarin and Swahili.

George Epes

Raleigh

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