International Stuttering Awareness Day 2020
October 22, 2020 in the World
International Stuttering Awareness Day is celebrated on October 22, 2020. The day is intended to raise public awareness of the millions of people - one per cent of the world's population - who have the speech disorder of stuttering, also known as stammering. ISAD is organised by three organizations: European League of Stuttering Associations, International Fluency Association and International Stuttering Association.
Stuttering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases as well as involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the person who stutters is unable to produce sounds. The term stuttering is most commonly associated with involuntary sound repetition, but it also encompasses the abnormal hesitation or pausing before speech, referred to by people who stutter as blocks, and the prolongation of certain sounds, usually vowels and semivowels.