This Blog is for all the people who stammer or stutter. I have posted my journey from a struggling stammerer to a successful individual. I hope that these posts are helpful to all of you and please feel free to as questions, if you have any.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Do's and Don'ts for the Non-PWS
The hatred for stammering by all PWS has it's origin in the kind of reaction that they are met with when talking to the world, or the non-PWS which are relatively more fluent ( I won't say fluent ) then the PWS. A PWS will be at his / her ease when speaking to another PWS, because they respond just the way that is comfortable to the speaker.
This happens because non-PWS cannot relate to what goes behind a PWS mind. And they are always ill-prepared on how to deal with the situation when they have to communicate with a PWS. So, here's a list of Do's and Don'ts for the non-PWS, that may help to give rise to a better and productive conversation :
Do's 1. Do listen to him / her with patience. Give him / her time. 2. Do maintain a straight eye contact with him / her. 3. Do motivate and encourage him / her to do things, like extra-carricular, creative, with regards to speech or things related to work.
Don'ts 1. Don't complete the sentences / words for a him / her. 2. Don't make crooked faces by stretching your eye-brows or ears. 3. Don't nod without understanding. 4. Don't start speaking your sentence while he / she is stammering and is completing his / her sentence. 5. Don't hesitate to talk to a PWS because he / she might stammer.