The King's Speech Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Stuttering

Feb 24, 2011, 09:00 ET from The Stuttering Foundation

Media Availability

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by The Stuttering Foundation:

WHAT: Jane Fraser, President, The Stuttering Foundation ( is available for immediate telephone interview regarding The King's Speech and its overwhelmingly positive impact on the stuttering community.

  • People who stutter have shared their own, personal experiences with Jane over the past few months. Jane will share specific stories from people who stutter and their families about their reaction to The King's Speech.
  • Since the movie's release, speech therapists are reporting a sharp increase in inquiries from people who stutter and their families.
  • The Stuttering Foundation's website ( has attracted hundreds of thousands of hits seeking help and referrals.
  • The Foundation's video Stuttering: For Kids, By Kids has been viewed more than 50,000 times in the past week.

WHEN: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST, Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27; 5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday, February 28

WHERE: Please schedule telephone interviews through Greg Wilson, 571-239-7474 or

Foundation Spokesperson Jane Fraser

Jane Fraser is president of The Stuttering Foundation and co-author of If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents, 8th edition. She is also vice president of the Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood, Michael Palin Centre, in London. Ms. Fraser is available for interviews by contacting Greg Wilson, 571-239-7474 or email:

About the Foundation

Malcolm Fraser, Jane's father, felt the same dread of speaking in public that King George VI experienced in the 1940s. Inspired by the plight of "Bertie," Fraser, a successful businessman and stutterer, went on to establish and endow the 64-year-old nonprofit Foundation in 1947. The Foundation provides a toll-free helpline, 800-992-9392, and free online resources on its Website,, including services, referrals and support to people who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. Please visit us at

SOURCE The Stuttering Foundation