Startup Spotlight: Speechagain.
Today, stuttering affects more than 80 million people worldwide – regardless of language, geography, or ethnicity. In the US, almost 4 million people are deeply affected by this huge impediment to conversation. Blockages and interruptions can occur in every communication experience and the avoidance of social settings is an often-observed consequence.
Berlin, June 2018 – The digital stuttering therapy Speechagain just successfully finished a 600.000 EUR crowdfunding campaign in cooperation with the GLS Crowd. This investment in Speechagain will be used to further develop the US cloud-based solution and to launch the product in November 2018.
New York, January 10, 2018 – Speechagain wins the pitch at the German Startup Night of the government-funded German Accelerator program. It's price of USD 100,000 credit for Amazon Web Services was awarded to Speechagain.
Around 1 in 20 children will develop some sort of stuttering during childhood years.
Children love to talk our ears off, most of the time asking “why” to everything and anything we say. It can be difficult as a parent to notice a difference in your child’s speech, maybe a slight stutter when they are excited? Or when they are trying to tell you about what they learned in school? Well, stuttering is more prevalent than you think.
If you stutter, chances are that you have tried many ways to either become more fluent or learn to accept it. There is a plethora of therapy options and many different opinions on how to treat stuttering. If you are new to the “therapy universe”, the first task is usually figuring out what the right approach is for you. This includes finding a therapist you can trust and more importantly someone you can work with.
No two people who stutter are alike. When talking to someone who stutters, use compassion and common sense – would you like to always get random advice from others that makes you feel inferior?
In life, you are bound to meet one, if not many, people who stutter. If you think “I actually have never encountered someone who stutters”, chances are that you have, and did not realize it (given that 1% of the entire population stutters). If you were aware of the person’s stuttering, how did you react? Did you feel uncomfortable or think you might have done something wrong?