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Grad student opens first stuttering support group on campus

Grad student opens first stuttering support group on campus

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features

First-year Cal State East Bay graduate student Matthew Maxion began stuttering at the age of five. For 16 years, Maxion, now 25, attempted to hide his disfluency, the impairment of smooth fluid speech, from parents, friends and teachers by practicing “covert stuttering,” a concealment strategy where the spea...

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