'At Least 68 Million Votes' for The King's Speech

By The Stuttering Foundation, PRNE
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, February 16, 2011 - Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation
(www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to the
Upcoming Oscar awards:

"One in 20 children stutter at some point; one in 100 go on to a lifetime
of stuttering. Sixty-eight million people around the world stutter. If you
ask the stuttering community what movie has helped them the most, The King's
Speech would surely receive at least 68 million votes."

"Since its debut, The King's Speech has provided context for
understanding the plight of those who stutter. For a few months now, people
have been talking openly and honestly about stuttering. Therapists are seeing
an upturn in referrals and inquiries. More families are discussing treatment
options. Myths are being debunked. Valuable and accurate information is being
traded across email, Facebook and Twitter. Hope and healing is displacing
ridicule and snickering. For people who stutter, The King's Speech brings
understanding and acceptance, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for
so many to talk about stuttering in an atmosphere that is supportive, to
sympathetic ears patiently waiting for each complete thought to end. People
who stutter can hold their heads high. This is the movie's greatest

About the Foundation

Malcolm Fraser felt the same dread of speaking in public that King George
experienced in the 1940s. Inspired by the plight of "Bertie," Fraser, a
successful businessman and stutterer, went on to establish and endow the
64-year-old nonprofit Foundation in 1947. The Foundation provides a toll-free
helpline, +1-800-992-9392, and free online resources on its Website,
www.stutteringhelp.org, including services, referrals and support to
people who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into
the causes of stuttering. Please visit us at www.stutteringhelp.org.

Greg Wilson of The Stuttering Foundation, +1-571-239-7474, gregwilsonpr at gmail.com; Foundation Spokesperson Jane Fraser: Jane Fraser is president of The Stuttering Foundation and co-author of If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents, 8th edition. She is also vice president of the Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood, Michael Palin Centre, in London. Ms. Fraser is available for interviews by contacting Greg Wilson, +1-571-239-7474 or email: gregwilsonpr at gmail.com.

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