Stuttering : Covert and Overt.

First of, what is Stuttering ?

Stuttering, also known as stammering, which is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases as well as involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the person who stutters is unable to produce sounds.

Well, this is my life. Now, I just started getting comfortable with this side of me just a few years ago and started researching when I needed answers. I learnt about these terms ..covert and overt stuttering .. I consider myself being both.. All my life, I have being a Covert stutterer, where I tried my best to avoid stuttering in public and constantly using filler words and the main goal in my mind is not to stutter and be fluent at all times.

Now, I am more overt as I try to let myself go and just live, pause and speak. When i get blocks, i have to wait it out.. everyone has to because I have somethings I want to say haha.

I have a podcast where I talk about my experience on both sides and if anyone is reading or listening, I’d like to know where do you belong or are you on both sides. Podcast Link is below. Thank you 🙂

https://anchor.fm/tas0/episodes/Covert–Overt-Stuttering-e49ta5

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