Elementary students respond to stuttering in unique way: By making a movie

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Students at L.K. Hall Elementary have responded to stuttering in a unique way: by producing a video called “All Lions Roar Differently.”

Speech language pathologist Andrea Vargas brainstormed with Hall students she works with about ways to help others gain perspective on the various obstacles and issues faced by students who stutter. They decided that making a video would be the most innovative approach.

The aspiring filmmakers invited teachers, parents and the principal to the movie premiere. As an introduction to the movie, Vargas provided information on the various techniques used to decrease moments of stuttering. The students also explained what strategies help them the most.

“The students left their big premiere knowing that their voice matters in the community,” Vargas said. “They now know they can accomplish anything they set their minds to; with or without a stutter.”

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