Why YSK: While this year has been hard on everyone, those who live/work alone may be going days or weeks without in-person interactions or even speaking. If a friend, family member, or loved one who has been isolated is spending time with you, it is because they care about you. Pointing out their “strange” (non-harmful) behavior will likely make them feel worse about something they’re aware of but struggling to control.
Sitting with my husband going through some Rodrigues vids on Facebook, specifically the ones of the children doing that strange 'this is what home school is like' forced video shoot, and some of the boys giving sermons. He immediately commented on the speech patterns, how they are somewhat high pitched, nasally and slurred. Why is this?
Is it that the kids are so isolated from society they've developed their own strange vocalisations? Is there a genetic speech impediment that runs in the family and has never been addressed properly through therapy? It's really a shame, stuff like that alone can have ramifications for being employed etc.
I had points taken off my grade because I talk too fast, but I was told by my speech therapist it was apart of my speech impediment. I feel like I’m overreacting but I’m unsure.
Last year I had to stop listening to Harmon Town. I was introduced to it in September 2017 and, for the most part, it was all I listened to during my short commute to work which was never more than 20 minutes each way. January 2019 I bought my first home that ended up being roughly 1 hour journey each way. The plus side of the longer drive was I could get through nearly an episode or so a day! Little did I know my increased exposure wasn't just giving me a laugh.. It was also giving me a stutter! I was round my mum's for Christmas almost a year later and my sister picked up on it. It was the first time we'd had longer than a 5 minute conversation in a while and she pointed it out. Needless to say everyone had a good laugh took the piss out of me! There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. I still love the show but not listened to an episode since and I've reverted to my pre Harmon Town speach pattern. Happy Thursday everyone.
1.5 years ago, I created a post about how I failed my first practical because of my stutter (link below) and what I should do
Just wanted to let you guys know that I graduated yesterday!!!
My life story below if you are interested in reading it!
From China country boy to American Doctor.
(Skip to Summary if you do not wish to read my expanded life story).
***Background & my upbringing***
In 1997, my non-English speaking parents (both 29 y/o) gave up everything they had in China and immigrated to the US with $20,000 and a suitcase full of clothes. We did not have a single relative in the US. All we had was one of my father’s childhood “friend” who scammed my parents $10,000 (the money was meant for applying to one of the government apartments). Instead, we lived in a rundown $700 1BR 400sqft basement apartment in Chinatown NYC. My mother described it as a prison because it was literally 4 walls with no windows. My mother was a stay-at-home mom, taking care of me and my newly born little brother (born 2 months after we arrived to the US). My father worked the night shifts at a Chinese restaurant and his job was to unload/carry boxes and debone fish. Each night, he came home with bloody hands from deboning the fish. His monthly income barely covered the rent. My parents did not graduate high school in China and the only English they knew was “Yes & No”. Being the oldest child, the moment I started Kindergarten I had to translate everything, because my parents did not want to keep relying on our landlord to translate the mail. I was the “white cane” for my “blind” parents. Being the oldest also meant I was the interpreter for my family. It didn’t help that I had a speech impediment (stuttering). I never got speech therapy growing up because my parents didn’t know it existed and even if they did, who would they go to since they didn’t speak English. Growing up, school was extremely challenging as well. The only time I was able to practice my English was in school since I never spoke it at home. Every year in elementary school, I was recommended to attend Title 1 by my teachers, which I never attended because I lied to my parents that the Title 1 letter that came in the mail was nothing important. Financially po
Hi, NQT working as a TA but occasionally covering lessons at my current place of work.
I talk with quite a pronounced lisp where I misprounounce my s, ch, j sounds, and have often been told I sound 'clogged up'. I do get students (and staff in the past) not really taking me seriously now and again, and it doesnt help that I am also a quiet, young, female teacher.
I covered a lesson today where some of the rowdier kids were mimicking what I said, would not follow any instructions, and instead tried to argue with me. Unfortunately, when people mock my speech, it really reminds me of quite horrible childhood events relating to my impediment, to the point where it feels like I am back in that situation, and occasionally causes me to internally panic and lose my words.
I am currently trying to get treatment for both my speech, and my reactions and anxiety surrounding it (but covid has made this tricky). However, I feel like a need advice on how I could respond to students when this happens in the meantime, and appropriate measures I could take? I'd especially love to hear any experiences from other teachers who deal with speech impediments and how they cope as I feel a bit alone in this! :(
So what? This entire sub is drowning in comments of “Joe can’t form a sentence”. “Aw man it’s so hard to listen to these two” “one mans a baby, and another man can’t speak”.
Can we actually talk about the substance of what these two are saying? We know Joe stutters. That’s a given. But we can all obviously understand him. He doesn’t stutter 24/7 like the 15 second YouTube clip you saw on Facebook from an hour long speech of his.
Let’s please get to talking and having a meaningful conversation about what these two candidates are actually saying as that’s what actually matters.
Like did Yoda maybe get hit on the head one day when he was 274 years old whirling around practicing his lightsaber techniques and say “Hurt myself, I did. Problem speaking, I now have.”
Does anyone else despise it when people say “hewwo” and “yesh”? To me its so damn annoying and even more so since I usually use proper grammar etc. Like bro speak normally. Obviously irl i understand it, because people speak different ways, but in a video game it can just be completely unnecessary and extremely annoying. Like no it is not quirky to have a speech impediment or cute to speak like a little baby. I don’t want to see anyone typing like that. So many times people have been like hewwo miss can i pwease offer for your (insert item here) and i honestly get so heated. Anyways short rant over-
Thank you to all who messaged me over the past month. It was really encouraging to pump out a new Lore video that im proud of. It takes extra work to re-record a script several times over but its worth it to give back to the WoW community that supports me. I love you all!
Edit: I didnt want to self-prom on here so i wont post any links, just wanted this to be a thank you! For those asking and are interested in checking it out my YT channel name is @ iLuvPieGuy
Whenever I'm about to have a panic attack or am just having bad anxiety, I get a speech impediment. It's only temporary and I've never had a lisp when I was younger. I'm not sure if it's even an anxiety thing, but that's what triggers it.
My ex and I have a 2.5 year old daughter. My ex was born with a speech impediment and has primary custody of our daughter.
Our daughter's speech was delayed, but it's now coming along. At first, there was a concern she might have an impediment as well, but it seems more likely that since she's hearing her mom's impaired speech all the time, that she's mimicking it.
I feel like our daughter is almost going to have to learn 2 languages now. Wondering if anyone else has encountered this, and what you did/saw to remediate it.
Random thought that popped up after a psycholinguistics lecture. Can not speaking for long amounts of time result in certain speech impediment like stuttering or a delay in lexical retrieval which would slow down the overall speech production? If so, do any of you know some papers on this issue? Thanks!
Like it's kinda crazy. I have a stuttering problem and problem pronouncing sounds. Not super bad but it does sound like I have a accent. And sometimes it'll sound like I'm confused cause they'll be a word I know I can't pronounce and get stuck on it. Most people can tell something is up. Especially people at school who know me. But damn at work. I'll be cashiering and say hello. And a grown adult will talk about how funny my voice sounds. While there wife is trying to shut them up. Or I'll be telling someone there total. And stutter bit and they immediately say spit it out soon or kid etc.
Pretty crazy. Shout out to my co workers cause they have my back. The old guy who told me to spit it out. One of my co workers snapped at him and asked the he calling son. Show the DNA test or call him something more appropriate. Love that girl haha.
Hi Everyone i wanna play the raids but i have a speech impediment... i can hear what your saying and i understand but i cant speak well i kinda have to grunt and moan because my tongue doesn't operate properly anyway if that's not a problem... im 105 with some level 108 gear and a 110 sword from story nightmare
Ad me on psn Cloudavenx just say ghost and ill play
in game ill usally say thanks to say i understand for an audio cue sorry for inconvenience other wise..
Has anyone noticed SARAH speaks to Malcome in the same tone and slang as she speaks when around Michael? Malcom does not speak that way but when she left her counselors office during session. She went outside called Malcom while cameras were rolling but did not talk that way to him at the restaurant where we first met him. Did anyone else notice or was it just me. Dont get me wrong. I like Sarah but she sure has made some bad choices.
I'm a 28 y/o Asian male in a major metropolitan area that also has a fair amount of young professionals and I am finally feeling somewhat comfortable about myself despite the pandemic altering everyday life. I'll try to be as brief and simple as possible.
I was diagnosed with a speech impediment in elementary school and sort of snubbed it throughout my time in grade school (took speech classes monthly being in special ed). It made me feel a bit ashamed because I was in special ed and I went to a high-achieving school district. It wasn't until last year that I had to come to terms with it to my foreman after a slip-up at work. Well I told some people but they may have told him. Anyhow, telling him about it was probably the best thing I could've done because he was very nice about it and helped me feel better about myself, for lack of a better context. I knew I had it all my life but only until recently I've learned to recognize and confront it. I'm much better at articulating myself now than I was years ago but I wouldn't say I'm 100% there. I'm not sure how much of a role this would play especially when it comes to dating as communication is everything and I feel as if everyone is in some kind of rush to get it over it. I hope I'm wrong but I would like your input about explaining dates/others about having a speech impediment. Thanks.
Edit: Typo in title— should read “I got made fun of for my speech impediment today for the first time in years” sorry I’m on mobile
I’m not sad about it or anything but it reminds me of the time when I was a child and nobody would want to be my friend because of it.
I’ve had my speech impediment all my life due to a disability and was in therapy for 10+ years for it.
It’s just one of those things that make you travel back in time. To a time you haven’t thought about in years.
Have y’all had experiences like that? What were they? I’m curious.
Hello fellow PWS!
I wanted to share my life story and journey thus far as a PWS. I submitted my post on the PT subreddit and decided to share it on here too (link below).