Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 22 – International Stuttering Awareness Day ( ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಉಗ್ಗಿನ / ತೊದಲುವಿಕೆಯ ಜಾಗೃತಿ ದಿನ)

October 22 – International Stuttering
Awareness Day
October 22, 2015•0 Comments
October 22 was designated International
Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) in
1998. The day is intended to raise
public awareness of the millions of
people – one percent of the world's
population – who have the speech
disorder of stuttering, also known as
stammering. ISAD includes an online
conference, running annually from
October 1 to 22 each year, targeted at
people with an interest in stuttering as
well as speech-language pathologists
and their clients.
ISAD 2015 Theme – Spread the Word –
Education, Cooperation,
Communication
Did You Know?
Stammering is a speech disorder in
which the flow of speech is disrupted
by involuntary repetitions and
prolongations of sounds, syllables,
words or phrases as well as
involuntary silent pauses or blocks
in which the person who stutters is
unable to produce sounds.
The impact of stuttering on a
person's functioning and emotional
state can be severe.
A variety of hypotheses and theories
suggests multiple factors
contributing to stuttering. Among
these is the strong evidence that
stuttering has a genetic basis.
Much evidence from neuroimaging
techniques has supported the theory
that the right hemisphere of people
who stutter interferes with left-
hemisphere speech production.