A Powerpoint Presentation for My Class

bates.jpeg About the presenter: My name is Joseph Bates and I am 10 years old and am in the 5th grade. I was born in Monterey, CA, but I grew up in VA. Some of my hobbies are playing with Lego's, playing on the computer, and watching TV. I am in the GT (Gifted and Talented) program. I have a little brother named Sam. Well, that's about all about me! Oh, yeah. If you have a severe stutter like me, I think that you will like my PowerPoint presentation a lot!

My PowerPoint Presentation on Stuttering

by Jospeh Bates
from Virginia, USA

Two years ago, I made a PowerPoint presentation on stuttering. I made it because my speech teacher told me that it was Stuttering Awareness week and she wanted me to do something special. So I did a PowerPoint. My speech teacher helped me with some of the information, but I got most of it from my dad and the Internet. It took me some time to get it done, but I think that I could have put in a lot more work then what I did put in.

When I was done, I showed it to my class. I think they liked it a lot, and they asked a lot of questions! I am very happy that I made it because after I shared it, my classmates seemed to be very patient with me and they did not complete my sentences for me. One of them even complimented me on how brave I was on doing it and she would be too scared to talk in front of the entire class like that! Even now, I think that something good came from it because the people that were in my class then, and still are, are still very patient with me.

See Joseph's PowerPoint

September 25, 2004