The Center for Childhood Communication at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will sponsor a "Girls Day Out" in conjunction with Stuttering Awareness Week. The event for girls who stutter will be held 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, at the center.
Because the majority of people who stutter are male, females who stutter often have never met another female who stutters. This event will bring together girls of all ages who stutter.
It will be a day to ask questions, to tell stories, and to interact with others, according to Joseph Donaher MA, CCC-SLP, a board-recognized specialist in fluency disorders who coordinates the Stuttering Program at the center.
During the event, several adult females who stutter will discuss their stuttering and its impact on their lives. They will talk about speech therapy, self-esteem, and any other topic suggested by the girls in attendance. Refreshments will be served.
For more information:
*Joseph Donaher, (215) 590-7637, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org