Why is having Speech Problems a matter of shame, or rather MADE a matter of shame?Even after undergoing therapies, people might not completely resolve their speech problems like stammering or speech sound disorder. Humans communicate in order to live, and communication requires language, and language requires words. Even if one cannot utter certain letters clearly, and hence words clearly, one cannot just keep silent.
Society plays an important role in such people's lives who have speech problems.
What, however, is seen is that people tend to mock people with speech problems rather than encouraging them to express themselves no matter the case with them.
'Totla', a Hindi word for Speech Sound Disorder, is used more like an abusive word rather than describing someone's state. Such things make one think it better to be dumb than having speech problems.
When one's family members can still understand, or rather try to understand, what that person with the speech problem is speaking, why is it so hard for other people to do so?