Speech Disorders and Bullying

Speech Disorders and Bullying are often linked. We are treating a child for stuttering. Let’s call him Johnny for the purposes of this post. Johnny is making slow and steady improvements. His parents are very happy with the progress, but the progress cannot come fast enough for this 8-year-old boy who is being bullied at school. Johnny’s parents are understandably upset. They are getting involved against the wishes of their son, who's afraid that their involvement will just escalate the problem. This situation is not unique. Unfortunately, speech disorders and bullying are often linked. In fact, in a recent study [...]