boys with speech problems (●´ω`●)
boys who stutter (●´ω`●)
boys who lisp (●´ω`●)
boys who aren’t fluent in english but speak it anyways (●´ω`●)
boys who have trouble talking to others (●´ω`●)
boys who are too scared to talk (●´ω`●)
boys who are mute (●´ω`●)
boys with accents (●´ω`●)
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The Monster Study refers to an experiment conducted by Wendell Johnson at the University of Iowa in 1938. Johnson wanted to understand the cause of stuttering and for his experiment, he got 22 orphan children and would give half of them positive speech therapy and the other half negative speech therapy. Those with the positive speech therapy were praised for the fluency of their speech while the other half were berated and belittled.

The experiment was dubbed the Monster Study because the majority of people were absolutely horrified that somebody would use orphan children during a negative experiment. In fact, most of the children who received the negative speech therapy suffered psychological effects and retained speech problems for the rest of their lives. Some just completely refused to speak following the traumatic treatment they received.

In 2002, the University of Iowa publicly apologised for the grim experiment.

( So we’re playing a game where Madness is a thing. One of our characters just received a new Madness that makes them fall in love with a certain character according to a dice roll. The unfortunate character was out translator mushroom that sits on my character’s shoulders and she’s very fond of him. )

DM: Ethan is now in Love with Stool. What do you do. 

Ethan: (makes some casual flirty remarks at the mushroom who just peed himself with fright)

Me: (IC) Get the fuck away from my mushroom. I won’t let you taint him with your creepy advances. 

(Two other characters, a robot chronomancer, and a demolitions expert with a speech problem casually discussed something amongst themselves)

Demoman: I think mushroom and man make good couple. We ship them

Chrono: (nods in agreement)

(Some general arguing later the pair start chanting “We ship it. We ship it.”  Finally…)

Me: Okay okay! Here let me hand him over to you. (My character holds out the mushroom but instead of handing it over to the lovesick man, I placed a firm hand on his shoulder and casted Greater Restoration curing him of his madness)

DM: And he’s cured! (OOC) Thank fuck for that… that was creeping me out.

( The rest of the party sighed with relief including Ethan. The shippers weren’t so happy though.)

Symptoms of Insecure Attachment


low self-esteem, needy, clingy or pseudo-independent behavior, inability to deal with stress and adversity, depressed, unresponsive, resists comforting


Susceptibility to chronic illness, obsession with food - may horde food, gorge, refuse to eat, eat strange things, may developmental delayed


lack of self-control, inability to develop and maintain friendships, alienation from parents, caregivers, and other authority figures, overly friendly and treating strangers like the primary caregiver, aggression and violence, difficultly with genuine trust, intimacy, and affection, lack of empathy, compassion and remorse, negative hopeless, pessimistic view of self, family and social. 


behavioral problems at school; speech and language problems; incessant chatter and questions, difficulty learning


Although the signs of insecure attachment are many, they are really the girl’s attempt to make sense out of an unpredictable world.  Some symptoms of attachment disruption can be tracked back to what the parent did not provide.

MBTI types as Public Speaker

INTJ: don’t like the idea to talk, but they are pretty good at it, as if it comes naturally especially on things they’re interested
ENTJ: maybe nervous before but have fun at the end, connect with audience, have a speech scheme, but haven’t problem in improvisation
INTP: prepare the presentation but start to shake when in front of everyone, at the end the speech goes pretty fine
ENTP: very informal, animate the audience, find theirselves good at it, get excited about the topic and start talking super fast
INFJ: find it very frustrating, comfortable if they know people, but absolutely not with strangers, fight social anxiety, prepare a million times before the speech
ENFJ: seem natural, connect ideas very well, attract everyone attention, seen as charismatic
INFP: get scared and super nervous, pratice a lot, good improviser and organizer of ideas after all, pray they’ll do it very few times in life
ENFP: anxious, be sure they prepare well enough, need to be in tune with the audience, feel confident if they have the subject at heart
ISFJ: feel a lot of pressure, can get panicked before the speaking, prepare a scheme to follow and goes well, better if they do not have to do it
ESFJ: nervous or shy, organize the argument, appeal confident, choose words with attention
ISFP: panicked and shaken, hate it, speak “more” if it’s something they are prepared for, get comfortable only after many times
ESFP: get nervous but have not any problem with it, probably find it very natural, approach with emotion to the crowd
ISTJ: practice alot, have some notes, don’t like it but deal with it, very good at it, seem very confident
ESTJ: incisive and clear, find ways to keep people attention, make sure people understand, prefer informal speeches
ISTP: shy, feel awkward in the situation, probably speak but feel uncomfortable, especially when some one makes questions
ESTP: very spontaneous, adapt to the “flow” of situation, have a good improvisation skill, a quick thinker

psa on how to not be a complete dick
  • Do not point out people’s speech impediments
  • (Also accents)
  • We know
  • We are really really fucking self conscious of it
  • We have probably been teased as a child about it
  • Don’t do it
  • You may subtly correct, but do not harp (ie, gently interject with the correct pronunciation. Do not endlessly repeat the way they mispronounced the word.)
  • Even better: Use the word they mispronounced correctly in your response, without dramatically emphasizing the word.
  • Because every time we open our mouths, we feel insecure. I purposely restructure sentences to only include words I am positive I am saying correctly. As I say a word wrong, I am very very aware of how wrong it sounds, but I’m not quite sure how to fix it as it spills out of my mouth.
  • If you make fun of someone for their speech problems you are an asshole.
  • This also applies to pointing out any physical flaws including and especially acne. 
  • Don’t be a dick. 

Dear everyone who doesn’t have speech/communication problems,

You don’t get to decide what methods of communication are valid. You don’t get to tell me that my words don’t count as “real words” and that the things I say don’t have meaning because I might not say them in a way that you consider “the right way.” All communication methods are valid and meaningful.

Prophet Musa (as) had a speech problem. When time came He made his dua:

O Lord open my heart for me, and ease my task for me. “Loosen a knot from my tongue (to make my speech more fluent), So that they may understand my speech clearly.

Holy Qur'an, Ta'Ha 25-28

Allah accepted it and used him as a messenger to spread His message. Never underestimate yourself. Keep asking Allah for what is best for you and be patient. When the "right” time comes Allah will grant you things that you never imagined!

anonymous asked:

what would you say the textbook definition of autism in girls is? I've been referred to a psychiatrist to be tested for autism, I know about boys and autism but girls and autism isn't something I have much knowledge about

Textbook-wise, Autism characteristics do differ by gender. (Keep in mind this isn’t always the case, male-identifying people can have the same characteristics female-identifying people with an ASD have, and vice-versa. This is just based on what I’ve read.)

Essentially, Autism in women and girls is harder to diagnose and can differ a lot because female-identifying people with ASD’s:

  • Tend to hide certain symptoms that can be caught more easily (find less obvious ways to stim, copy other people’s expressions, etc.)
  • Tend to interact socially more often.
  • Tend to engage more in imaginative play.
  • Special interests may be broader and more similar to others their age.

The definition of Autism in women and girls is harder to pinpoint and diagnose in many cases, and sometimes a doctor won’t even catch the issue. From what I’ve read, Autism in women tends to have a lot more to do with internalized emotions. If you’re not diagnosed as a child due to speech or behavioral problems, it can be hard to pin down the cause.

Here are the symptoms women with Autism tend to exhibit that can get them a more sure-fire diagnosis according to what I’ve read:

  • Repeated speech patterns.
  • Social anxiety.
  • Sensory processing difficulties (will hear a quieter sound louder than a different, louder sound, becomes overwhelmed by a smell others do not notice, etc.)
  • “Scripted” conversation
  • Rocks back and forth and/or jiggles a leg when anxious or having difficulty focusing.
  • Difficulty handling changes in routine.
  • Becomes lost more easily, even in a place they have been before.

As you can see, almost all of these are also symptoms of other problems, so a diagnosis can be hard to pin down, especially in women, where the symptoms might be more subdued.

-Mama Cat