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Speech Stuttering and the Workplace

As businesses and organizations continue to struggle with staffing shortages, the Stuttering Foundation () unveiled some good news for employers: According to speech experts, people who stutter tend to show significantly above average care and perseverance in completing their workplace responsibilities. 

Stuttering is often misunderstood, especially in the workplace. As a result, employers often pass over candidates who stutter.

One percent of the population stutters—equating to more than 3 million people in the U.S. alone. Most people know someone who stutters: a family member, friend, neighbor or coworker.

Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation, talks about the importance of inclusivity in the workplace.

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