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HCRI Success Stories

I’ve Often Thought What Life Would Be Like Without Receiving Treatment for My Stuttering

Thanks to excellent parents, I went through the HCRI program when I was ten and was the institute’s youngest participant ...
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I Chose HCRI Because the Institute Specializes in the Treatment of Stuttering

My stuttering didn’t bother me when I was a child. Though, my parents arranged for me to participate in speech ...
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People Thought It Was Strange That I Was Going Into a Communications Field as a Stutterer

I’ve struggled with stuttering since I was young. Over the years, I tried a variety of approaches to overcome my ...
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I was Shy and Unsure of Myself Because of My Stuttering >>

As long as I can remember, I was shy and unsure of myself because of my stuttering. While academically successful ...
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A College Professor Told Me That I Stuttered Because I had been Struck by Lightening

I grew up as a severe stutterer and always avoided situations where I would have to talk, including never wanting ...
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Stuttering was a Major Handicap for Me Until the Age of 42 >>

Stuttering was a major handicap for me until the age of 42. It colored everything I did and stopped me ...
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I Had to do Something About My Stuttering. I Contacted HCRI >>

The tipping point that led me to HCRI occurred on Christmas Eve 1992 when my ambulance crew was dispatched to ...
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Avoiding Interaction with People Because I Stutter

I spent my life avoiding new situations where I would have to interact with people. I wouldn’t go to new ...
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The Tools and Techniques I Learned at Hollins Transformed My Life

Stuttering made me feel badly about myself and impacted all aspects of my life. I would go to great lengths ...
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I am a stutterer and am always going to be a stutterer.

As a stutterer, I knew I had to work smarter and harder than fluent speakers to be successful in my ...
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