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Thank you for participating in this American Institute for Stuttering survey
18 - 21
22 - 25
26 - 29
30 - 35
36 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 50
51 or older
Other/Prefer not say
What is your highest completed level of education?
Some High School
High School diploma
1. What do you think causes most stuttering?
a. A traumatic event in childhood or bad parenting
b. A combination of genetic (hereditary) and environmental factors
c. Excessive anxiety and nervousness
d. A neurologic event such as a stroke
2. Which of the following statements is true of young children (under 5 years old) who stutter?
a. Around 75% will not continue to stutter into adulthood
b. Almost none will continue to stutter beyond childhood
c. Most of these children will continue to stutter
d. The ones who have therapy will most likely not stutter as adults while those who do not receive therapy will most likely continue to stutter
3. Which of the following statements is true of people who stutter?
a. The ratio of males to females who stutter is roughly equal
b. Males are around 4 times more likely to stutter than females
c. Females are around twice as likely to stutter than males
4. Parents who have young children who stutter should:
a. Make sure they tell their child to try to speak fluently or stuttering could become a habit
b. Never talk about stuttering with the child
c. Listen to what the child is saying, rather than focusing on stuttering
d. Remind the child to take a breath, slow down, or think before speaking
5. When speaking with a person who is stuttering and stuck on a word, the majority would prefer you:
a. Help them by guessing the word if you know what they’re trying to say
b. Look away so as not to make them self-conscious
c. Hold eye contact and wait until they finish the word
d. Ask a question or interrupt in some way to get them distracted from the stutter
6. In what situations are people who stutter usually completely fluent?
a. When reading aloud
b. When speaking alone in a room
c. When singing
d. All of the above
e. B and C
7. What can a person who stutters do to make it easier to communicate with others?
a. Focusing their attention on trying to not stutter
b. Self-disclosing to listeners that they stutter
c. Lowering their volume to near a whisper
d. Encouraging listeners to fill in words if they can guess what is being said
8. You can become a person who stutters by imitating another person’s stuttering
9. Stuttering therapy is primarily for children
10. Some people are “covert stutterers,” and are able to hide their stuttering from others
11. What should you say if speaking to a person who is stuttering a lot?
b. “Take a breath”
c. Say nothing
d. “Slow down”
What has been your level of interaction with people who stutter up until now?
I have never met a person who stutters
I have never met a person who stutters personally but have some awareness from tv/film and other media exposure
I have met and/or had casual interaction with one or more people who stutter
I know one or more people who stutter but we have not spoken much about stuttering
I know one or more people who stutter and have had some education about stuttering through them
I know one or more people who stutter quite well and I have learned a good deal about stuttering from them and/or via my own research
I would say I have a very strong knowledge base about stuttering through my work and/or personal interactions
I am a person who stutters
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