Some people have stuttering so severe they find it really difficult to speak in a normal manner. Often, it takes a few seconds for them to voice out what they think. Many of them are bullied in their youth but most overcome the bullying to become a better person. Some learn to overcome their stuttering through speech therapy while others actually improve without much external help.
For teenager Harrison Craig, stuttering had always been a problem that plagued him even while he was a young boy. He was bullied for it but did not let that get into his heart. Instead, he took speech therapy and turn to singing.
You will be amazed how awesome he sounds when he sings – it is as if his stuttering was just a thing of the past. He sings so amazingly well that when he joined The Voice Australia Season 2, all 4 coaches turned their chairs for him. Coach Seal was so enamored by his singing voice that he immediately stood up the moment Harrison sang.
The rest of the judges were also amazed by Harrison’s voice; though it took Coach Ricky Martin a much longer time before he turned his chair.
Watch the amazing journey here:
Did you know that despite the stuttering speech, Harrison went on to amaze everyone with his song performances? He captured the hearts of the coaches and the people. At the end of the season, he emerged as the victor! Congratulations, Harrison!
Stuttering is a speech disorder characterized by involuntary prolongations of sounds and syllables, repetitions, and silent pauses. It is sometimes associated with shy people who hesitate when they speak but it can also occur in extroverts.
A major problem by those with stuttering speech is that many become victims of bullying because of their speech defect. Thus, many of them develop low self-esteem. The bullying increases their feelings of anxiety and stress, which in turn worsens the condition.
The condition is treated using various method; usually with therapy or with the use of an electronic fluency device. Sometimes, medications can help but no drug has yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the direct treatment of stuttering.