Mark Onslow spoke reasonably about The King's Speech. He even managed not to mention Lidcombe, but claims that nowadays we know exactly what to do with adults and children who stutter. I am not so sure, but such claims obviously bolster the political capital of the speech and language therapist establishment. And he says that not minimizing stuttering at a young age creates terrible problems. I guess I would agree, but this statement also backfires in that by judging stuttering as a terrible problem he thereby creates part of the handicap experienced by people who stutter. No problem, no work?
But one mistake. He claims that Newton stuttered. This myth is just not dying out. I should create an award price. Five hundred for the person who proves to me that Newton stuttered!