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Famous People Who Have or Had Speech Differences or Stutter

Outline: A list of well known and famous people who have and/or had speech differences including stuttering.

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Stuttering, also known as stammering in the United Kingdom, is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases, and involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds.

Stuttering is generally not a problem with the physical production of speech sounds or putting thoughts into words. Despite popular perceptions to the contrary, stuttering does not affect and has no bearing on intelligence.

The disorder is also variable, which means that in certain situations, such as talking on the telephone, the stuttering might be more severe or less, depending on the anxiety level connected with that activity.

The severity of a stutter is often not constant even for severe stutterers. Stutterers commonly report dramatically increased fluency when talking in unison with another speaker, copying another's speech, whispering, singing, and acting or when talking to pets, young children, or themselves.

In rare cases, stuttering may be acquired in adulthood as the result of a neurological event such as a head injury, tumour, stroke or drug abuse/misuse.

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Cite: Journal: Disabled World. Language: English. Author: Disabled World. Electronic Publication Date: 2017/11/10. Last Revised Date: 2018/10/12. Reference Title: "Famous People Who Have or Had Speech Differences or Stutter", Source: Famous People Who Have or Had Speech Differences or Stutter. Abstract: A list of well known and famous people who have and/or had speech differences including stuttering. Retrieved 2019-11-22, from https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/awareness/famous/stut.php - Reference Category Number: DW#511-13103.
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