Make Room For The Stuttering

Not Just An Event-Episode 97

Posted on: January 4, 2013


Episode 97 features Chloe Whittaker, who hails from Covington, Washington (near Seattle.) Chloe is 19 years old, attends community college full-time and also works full-time as a veterinary assistant. Wow, talk about busy!

Speaking about her job, you can tell she really loves it, as she says she “helps to save lives.”

Chloe has been involved with the National Stuttering Association (NSA) since she was eight years old. Finding support at such a young age was life changing for Chloe and her family. Listen as Chloe describes the impact the NSA has had on her life, as well as the four+ years she spent as a member of the Teen Advisory Council (TAC.)

We have a great conversation about the unpredictable nature of stuttering, the merits of advertising, the experience of blocking and what goes through our minds, and so much more.

I’m so glad to have had this chat with Chloe. She has such a positive and healthy attitude. Please feel free to leave comments or just let Chloe know what a great job she did. Feedback is a gift.

The podcast safe music used in this episode is credited to DanoSongs.

2 Responses to "Not Just An Event-Episode 97"

it is really nice conversation…and u both are very much improved in speech… and i like ur positive attitude… i sometime watch podcast in this website.. really good going…. 🙂 😀

Chloe, I agree that it’s really hard to advertise when you will only be speaking with someone for a short amount of time. This is something I really need to start working on! It’s so tough, but I am going to try to do it more!
Secondly, I am really sorry that you had a negative experience with speech therapy. I am a person who stutters and a graduate student in speech-language pathology, and I am also frustrated when I find people in my field who don’t know as much as they should about stuttering. I wish that more people gained enough experience to feel comfortable giving fluency therapy. I’m glad that you perservered even though you didn’t get the services you deserved! It was really fun listening to you. Thanks!

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