Psellismophobia- Fear of stuttering
For people who were born in the time of Looney Tunes, Porky Pig would be the best example of stuttering and for people who stutter, this can be frustrating.
Stuttering is a speech disorder wherein sounds, syllables or words are repeated or prolonged and this disrupts the normal flow of speech. This affects a person’s quality of life because people find it difficult to communicate with others and people might have also a hard time understanding people who stutter or might find it even annoying. Stuttering can be a source of ridicule and humiliation and this can lead to a full blown phobia called psellismophobia.
People who stutter may avoid talking in public or might limit themselves to talking in a few words as long as they can get their point across. Most will go to a speech therapist to improve their manner of speaking and improve their quality of life.
We must remember that stuttering is not equivalent to lack of intelligence. In fact, most people who stutter are extremely intelligent and is said to be that their brains process their thoughts too fast and their speech can’t cope up with their thoughts. Stuttering is something that can also be improved and those people who stutter should be educated that they can get help.