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WHEN I STUTTER: The Emotional Impact of Stuttering & Considerations in Intervention
Cross Country Education is thrilled to present, WHEN I STUTTER, a groundbreaking documentary by Speech and Language Pathologist/Filmmaker John Gomez. The film's purpose is to demonstrate the profound psychological impact that stuttering can have on one's life and the importance of treating the whole person in therapy. This webinar will include a complete screening of the film, a presentation by John, and an opportunity to ask him questions.

Oct 19, 2021 02:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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John Gomez
Speech and Language Pathologist/Filmmaker @Keen-Eye Productions
John Gomez moonlights as a filmmaker. His days are spent as a Speech Pathologist for the Los Angeles Unified School District and as part-time faculty at California State University teaching a graduate-level course on stuttering. Born and raised in Northern New Mexico, John attended Colorado College where he earned a degree in Philosophy and American Ethnic Studies. He originally moved to Los Angeles to become an actor but disillusionment with the industry-led John to a career in Speech Pathology. In 2009, he graduated from California State Los Angeles University with a master’s degree in Communication Disorders. John’s first feature film, WHEN I STUTTER, premiered at the Cleveland International Film Festival in April of 2017. WHEN I STUTTER has been admired for its ability to effectively raise awareness about people who stutter and their challenges in life. The film has won 7 awards, been an official selection in over 15 film festivals with over 100 screenings worldwide.