Education: Are You Emb-b-b-barrassed?

The citizens of Charlottesville, Va. were a bit disconcerted at first. It was hard to know what to say when a child rang the doorbell and asked: "Are you emb-b-b-barrassed when you t-t-talk t-t-to a stutterer?" But by last week, Charlottesville had grown used to the question. It was all part of a special treatment, prescribed by the nearby Woodrow Wilson Speech Camp at the University of Virginia.

In its four summers of existence, the camp has brought new hope to scores of afflicted youngsters. Today they come from all over the state. Some are deaf; some have cleft palates. Some stutter...

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