Rhyder R.

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Regina Regional Heritage Fair


ISTAR is a treatment and research facility that I attended in the summer of 2016. I struggle with a stutter and the camp helped me learn some coping mechanisms to deal with it.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I've learnt that being different is OK. Everyone is fighting their own battles and to never judge anyone for their differences. I also learned that I will always have a stutter but ISTAR helped me work through the physical difficulties of having a speech impairment!

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that stuttering can be somewhat controlled by your breathing, however, it's unknown to doctors what causes stuttering! There is nothing my parents could have done differently to prevent me from having this stutter.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life is very similar to those that I studied while doing research for my project. We have all dealt with the same bullying and struggles in society.