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Nationally recognized stuttering support group on campus schedules meetings for academic year
Posted 08/20/2015 02:34PM

The National Stuttering Association (NSA): Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter at Misericordia University – the only nationally

recognized stuttering support group in the region – will be hosting its meetings the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. during the 2015-16 academic year. The meetings will be held in room 212 of John J. Passan Hall, 100 Lake St., located on the lower campus of the university.

The support group was founded in 2012 by Misericordia University students who are enrolled in the five-year, Master of Science degree program in speech-language pathology. The support group is free and open to people of all ages, including people who stutter, family members of people who stutter and anyone else interested in stuttering.

Overall, the student-run support group provides a safe and friendly atmosphere for people who stutter and those affected by stuttering. At bi-monthly meetings, people are able to meet others who stutter, share experiences, and learn from others who stutter.

For more information about the stuttering support group, please call (570) 674-6724 or e-mail the co-chapter leaders at stutteringsupport@misericordia.edu. Additional information can be obtained at nsachapters.org/NEPA or on the support group's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NEPAstutters.

For more information about the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-TALK or log on to www.misericordia.edu/slp. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County's first four-year college and offers 34 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report's 2015 edition of Best Colleges, and was designated a 2016 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.

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The National Stuttering Association: Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter at Misericordia University is holding bi-monthly meetings the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lower campus. SLP students active in the support group include, from left, Abbey McCann, Swoyersville, Pa., chapter member; Terrence Murgallis, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., co-chapter leader, and Kyle Pelkey, Watertown, Conn., co-chapter leader.

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