Stammering is Rarely Heard in the Media, But This Campaign Wants to Change That

STAMMA is targeting media companies to ensure people with stammers are represented across channels


Between 50-70 million people around the world stammer, including US President Joe Biden. While 8% of children will stammer at some point in their lives and 1-3% of adults say that they do, stammering is rarely heard in the media—and, when it is, it is usually portrayed in a negative or comedic light. 

STAMMA, the British Stammering Association, is petitioning for greater representation of stammering in the media. Its campaign marks International Stammering Awareness Day on Oct.

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