Handling stuttering topic of video at 8 libraries

Eight Maui County public libraries have received copies of “Stuttering: For Kids By Kids,” a video starring children who stutter.

In the video from the 66-year-old nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, children recount how they handle challenges, such as teasing, speaking out in class and teaching others about stuttering. The children, who range in age from 1st-graders to high school students, offer frank and sometimes differing views of stuttering, a news release about the video said.

“All those interested in helping kids learn more about stuttering will want to see this tape,” said speech-language pathologist Bill Murphy of Purdue University. “The children featured are a perfect example of how to openly and honestly handle stuttering.”

Swish, an animated basketball character designed by students at Purdue University, narrates the DVD.

The libraries with the video are Hana, Kahului, Kihei, Lahaina, Lanai, Makawao, Molokai and Wailuku public libraries.