There are several good reasons why talking to other people who stutter could help you cope with it all. Talking to other people who stutter, whether in a self help group or through voice-chat, decreases you sensitivity to stuttering.
You can dramatically increase the amount of time talking every day, and in a positive environment. Anyone of you will probably remember some of the first times when you actually heard someone else stutter, be it in school, on the bus or whatever. I myself am not bothered very much anymore by hearing other people stutter nowadays, so I guess I'm less embarrassed finding myself in that same spot. This is something everyone needs I think, even non-stutterers. Let me add that there's no good reason why you should voice-chat only with other people who stutter.
As of July 2007, Skype had 220 million users, with 9 million online at any given time.
Can’t make it this Saturday but want to join up with book discussions and Skype chats in the future? To be able to join in, you'll have to add my skype ID, which is jan_sobie, to your list, and write a note in the invitation window, just so I know who's who.Judy: Although audio/video conferencing should not take the place of in-person contacts that are typically an integral part of speech therapy, support group meetings, and every-day social contacts for people who stutter, checking through the archives of [email protected], it quickly becomes apparent that the consumer community of people who stutter have been exploring the potential of audio and video conferencing for face-to-face chats for some time.Live ISAD chats are scheduled on October 7 and 14 (as practice) and a big, official chat is scheduled on International Stuttering Awareness Day - October 22.All chats will take place at 8 pm GMT (UK time) and everyone is invited. As there are many applications available nowadays, which feature voice-chat in a pretty good quality, and totally free, the choice is easily made.