Yesterday, a story was released by the New York Times on a young man and his battle with his teacher over his stuttering. The story has gone viral, bringing awareness and conversation to the world of stuttering.
Philip Garber, a 16-year-old college student at Country College of Morris was asked by his professor to “keep quiet” during his class as his “speaking is disruptive.” The ambitious young student who has a profound stutter contacted the dean of the school who had him transfer to another course where he is “asking and answering questions again.”
Statistics show that around 1 percent of adults stutter, and although this particular case is unusual, those who stutter experience social interactions to this likeness. It’s the importance of members of the community to be educated and open to learning about the condition.
In the article, Philip says “I’ve never experienced any kind of discrimination, so for it to happen in a college classroom was quite shocking.”
To read more about this story or join into the discussion, visit the New York Times website.