- Lori Melnitsky
Twenty things I want you to know about my life, not all stuttering related…
These are 20 things to know about me, not all stuttering related…
My family means the world to me. They are the first, second and last thing I think about everyday.
My dog Parker was my buddy and followed me everywhere. He helped my clients talk and remain calm.
While raising my daughters I wanted them to have compassion and empathy (and they do..)
I was told I could not become a speech pathologist by many speech pathologists and professors. (They were so wrong)
I am trained in ADHD and dyslexia too.
I am a fighter and do not give up.
My clients are my passion and fill my life with purpose.
Watching my bright younger daughter beaten up by a public school system was brutal and she deserved better.(ADHD and dyslexia-so misunderstood)
Watching the same daughter fight back and excel was amazing but seeing her smile was even better.
Watching my older daughter public speak blew me away but also seeing her smile was even better.
My husband is my friend, supporter, love and encourages me beyond words.
I jumped off a building ten feet high at the age of 14. (Not one of my better moves).
I could not say hello on the phone and hung up if my friends did not answer the phone.
I love helping others succeed.
At the age of 16 I went for a job as a camp counselor. The director told me I stutter and could not work at the camp.
My parents and brother always supported me. My dad stuttered and is my inspiration.
I used to pray daily to stop stuttering.
I have spoken in front of 100 people (not bad for someone who could barely say their name)
I assisted on the children’s show Arthur on the episode on stuttering.
I appeared in Newsday for the King’s Speech.