21 Sep, 2020 05:30 am

Sam’s poetry puts the spotlight on stammer

Sam’s poetry puts the spotlight on stammer
A 10-year-old boy’s poem about his stammer has reached more than 3,000 people on social media.

Sometimes people don’t really understand how to deal with a stammmer so we wanted to raise awareness and educate people,” Victoria added."There can be so much awkwardness when someone is stammering, people don’t know whether to make eye contact or finish the sentence for them.The poem is in Sam’s words, I just helped him write it out.Next month is stammering awareness day and I think they want to show Sam’s poem as part of it.

His mother, Victoria Wiggins, said Sam was inspired to create the video as he was about to start a new school and every time he moves year group, he likes to do a presentation to help his teachers and classmates understand his stammer.” Sam is used to talking about his stammer, as every time he started a new class at school he would create a Powerpoint presentation to help everyone understand his stammer.

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