Why You Should Always Respect Someone With A Speech Disorder
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

Why You Should Always Respect Someone With A Speech Disorder

The challenge of being different when everyone wants you to be perfect.

Why You Should Always Respect Someone With A Speech Disorder

None of us is perfect, let's get one thing straight here! Every single person on this planet has a flaw that makes them a little different than others. Unfortunately, in this day and age, if you have one minor flaw, society kicks you to the curb without second guessing. Whether it's big or small, any flaw is a big N-O to others, and one of those flaws is having a speech disorder.

Approximately 7.5 million U.S. citizens have a speech disorder. People who were born with this very minor issue have a hard time getting respect from others because people don't understand what it's like to be impaired. I should know because I have had a speech disorder ever since I was four years old.

Growing up with a speech disorder is not easy. I remember being in and out of speech therapy and having to deal with the bullies at school who think stuttering is "funny." It also follows you at your job. From what I've experienced and witnessed, people will give you a not-so-friendly look when they hear you talk. They give you a look of disinterest while thinking, "What is wrong with this person?" I can't even tell you how many times I got this while working at my retail job.

So far, you have learned what people with speech disorders go through at school and their jobs, but it is time for me to say why this is so frustrating. It goes back to what I have said about people treating others poorly for the simple reason of being a little different. This fact is what makes me question humanity sometimes. The fact that individuals with something so small as a speech disorder are looked down upon by society. It's very disappointing to know that this is the truth.

Here is why you should always respect someone with a speech disorder:

1. It is physically hard to have a speech disorder

When having a speech impediment, it is hard to produce words fluently and some people with a speech disorder feel a strain in their throat and mouth. It is hard enough to talk as it is, but it is even more challenging when someone makes fun of them for it.

2. Few individuals can cope with a speech disorder but others cannot.

The stress from the negative comments and reactions of other persons can take away confidence and the ability to go through everyday life with a speech disorder.

3. It is always to best to show common courtesy and kindness.

This is especially important to those who feel the most vulnerable.

I hope each and every one of you takes these reasons into consideration and think the next time you encounter an individual with speech problems. Having a speech disorder does not come close to other horrible disorders and diseases, but it's still not fun to receive criticism for something so minor as a speech disorder. As for the speech disabled, listen when I say that your problem is 100 percent fixable and do not let anyone shame you for having a speech disorder because no one is perfect and no one will ever be!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Bruce Springsteen's Top 7 Lyrics

Everything Bruce says in his classic rock songs.

bruce springsteen album cover born in the usa

Anyone who was born and raised in New Jersey (or anywhere really) knows of Bruce Springsteen, whether or not they like him is a whole other situation. I hope that his hundreds of classic rock songs and famous high energy performances, even in his sixties he can put on better concerts than people half his age, are at least recognizable to people of all ages. Love him or hate him (I identify with the former) you have to admit that some of his songs and interviews have inspirational quotes and lyrics.

Keep Reading...Show less

New England Summers Are The BEST Summers

Why you should spend your next summer in New England.

Marconi Beach

Three years ago, I chose to attend college in Philadelphia, approximately 360 miles away from my small town in New Hampshire. I have learned many valuable lessons away from home, and have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in Pennsylvania. One thing that my experience has taught me, however, is that it is absolutely impossible to beat a New England summer.

Keep Reading...Show less

Fibonacci Sequence Examples: 7 Beautiful Instances In Nature

Nature is beautiful (and so is math). The last one will blow your mind.

illustration of the fibonacci sequence

Yes, the math major is doing a math-related post. What are the odds? I'll have to calculate it later. Many people have probably learned about the Fibonacci sequence in their high school math classes. However, I thought I would just refresh everyone's memories and show how math can be beautiful and apply to physical things everywhere around us with stunning examples.

Keep Reading...Show less
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments