How to deal with a person suffering from stuttering?
Aperson with stuttering is as intelligent as a normal person. But the only problem is that words don’t come out fluently while they speak. So, as a listener you need to consider certain things while listening and speaking to them.
How to interact with a person suffering from stuttering?
Don’t laugh or make fun
First thing that you must keep in mind while talking to a stutterer, do not laugh on him or make fun of his speech. They are already embarrassed and ridiculed by their situation, so do not add it any more.
You need to have lot of patience while talking to a stutterer. Give them enough time to speak and complete their sentences. You might feel a little impatient, but you need to wait patiently to listen what they want to say.
Do not show pity
Never show pity on those who stutter. Instead show understanding. You must be patient and understanding to the person suffering from this speech disorder.
Do not treat with indifference
Never treat someone suffering from stuttering with indifference, after all it was not their choice to be a stutterer. You might feel uncomfortable talking to them, but do not show it in your face. You must make yourself comfortable and patient to listen to them. Only way to ease this discomfort by keeping a eye contact with them while speaking.
Give them time to finish their sentences
Never try to finish a statement for a stutterer. Give them time to finish it and express themselves.