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International Stuttering Awareness Day 2023- October 22

Published on October 24, 2023
Current Context: International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) is a day to celebrate the diversity of human communication and to support people who stutter in their journey of self-acceptance and empowerment.
International Stuttering Awareness Day 2023- October 22
  • Here are some facts about ISAD and stuttering that you might find interesting:
    • ISAD was first established in 1998 by the International Stuttering Association, the International Fluency Association, and the European League of Stuttering Associations.
    • ISAD is celebrated on October 22 every year, which is also the birthday of James Earl Jones, a famous actor who overcame his stutter.
    • Stuttering is a neurological disorder that affects the fluency of speech. It is characterized by repetitions, prolongations, or blocks of sounds or syllables.
    • Stuttering affects about 70 million people worldwide, or about 1% of the population. It is more common in males than females, with a ratio of about 4 to 1.
    • Stuttering can have various causes, such as genetic factors, developmental factors, or acquired factors (such as brain injury, stroke, or drug abuse).
    • Stuttering can also have psychological and social impacts, such as anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, discrimination, or isolation.

Question:

Q.1 When was ISAD first established?
a. 1988
b. 1998
c. 2008
d. 2018
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