Communication is the core to human connection. Increasing communication competence yields benefits to self-esteem, provides destigmatization, and broader psychosocial and vocational gains.
Advocacy is the building block of empathy, as educating others about stuttering helps reduce negative stereotypes and empowers the self.
Resiliency is critical to mental well-being, as both societal expectations of “fluency” combined with pervasive ignorance surrounding stuttering can lead to negative social interactions.
Education is fundamental to empowerment, as increased knowledge of stuttering, communication, and misconceptions empowers individuals to be effective advocates on behalf of self and the greater stuttering community.