International Stuttering Awareness Day is observed annually on October 22. Stuttering is a communication disorder in which repetitions or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables break the flow of speech. Stuttering is a neurological and genetic speech disorder or through some trauma that affects the brain. The day was established in 1998 to bring attention to the millions of people around the world living with this specific communication disorder.
The theme for 2022’s is “Being seen, being heard: Representation and normalisation of stuttering in the mainstream”.
In 1998, the European League of Stuttering Associations, International Fluency Association, and International Stuttering Association designated October 22nd as International Stuttering Awareness Day.Usually when people refer to stuttering, they imagine the repetition of a specific word; however stuttering comes in many other forms, including elongation of a vowel or syllable. This condition is also variable, meaning that the severity of the stutter is inconsistent. Some days a person might only stutter a few times while others the stutter may affect most of their interactions.