JJJJJerome is an inspiration for children with speech disorders everywhere | Letter

These vulnerable children and their families are struggling for recognition and support, writes one anonymous parent

I was so glad to see the interview by Kadish Morris with New York artist and stutterer JJJJJerome Ellis (So much pain comes from not feeling fully human, 10 November). As Morris says, “Ellis was made for speaking.” The pain of this talented artist is real – speech disorders are largely ignored. Parliamentarians here in the UK acknowledged this during a debate in July 2018 on speech, language and communication support for children, when it was stated that “not enough progress has been made” for [...]

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