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Letters to the Editor: Stuttering help and Trump cabinet pics

Staff Reports • Updated Jan 11, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Labor secretary nominee pick not a good one

To the Editor:

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary should be stopped.

Andrew Puzder betrays the spirit of Trump’s campaign and threatens to leave working people more vulnerable to abusive employers.

Frank Aguirre

Hermitage

 

Help is available to those who stutter

To the Editor:

For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking and being teased remain the same – year after year. 

Many of your readers don’t know that help for stuttering is available from so many places. Trusted information on stuttering is available at your local public library. Public schools have speech counselors, and children are entitled to free evaluation and help by law. 

Seek out a speech-language pathologist in your area trained in helping those who stutter. Universities often offer speech clinics. 

Finally, the internet can be wonderful resource on stuttering – with free books, videos and reference materials. 

Visit our website as a starting point at stutteringhelp.org. 

Make 2017 the year you find the help you and your family need.

Jane Fraser, president

The Stuttering Foundation

Memphis

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