World Stop Stuttering Association ("WSSA") and its coaches offer speaking techniques to its members only (“Students”). Many have found these methods helpful but neither the methods nor the coaching should be taken as medical advice. As the number of Certified Speech Coaches is limited, WSSA cannot and expressly does not guarantee to provide coaching to all or any at any given time. WSSA hopes to provide same and, over time, to add more coaches and be able to serve more and more, but there can be no guarantee of any coaching at any time.
Lee created WSSA where people who stopped stuttering (PWSS) offer to help people who stutter (PWS). WSSA is modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, where people who control their alcoholism help alcoholics stop drinking. The core idea is that those who have suffered and beaten the problem can understand it and are better able to explain the ways to beat it. Lee has trained PWSS to join him as Certified Coaches for WSSA’s members.
PWS enjoy watching the coaching of Lee and now some of his coaches online, and many like to re-watch their own sessions. WSSA will continue to videotape coaching sessions for the purpose of giving those whom we cannot coach the opportunity to benefit from our coaching of others. The goal is to help as many PWS as possible, while costing PWS as little money as possible. Accordingly, your coaching sessions will be videotaped. You may have your face removed from the video by request (although we hope that you will not, as it helps others to see and hear you speak) and/or use a pseudonym for your first name. Last names and contact information are never disclosed.
You hereby agree to allow WSSA to videotape your coaching session. All videos will remain the sole property of WSSA and will be shown (in whole or in part) wherever and whenever WSSA believes that they will most benefit PWS.
All of the foregoing notwithstanding, “success” can be defined many ways. WSSA represents only that, to the best of WSSA’s and Lee’s knowledge and belief, all the Success Stories on WSSA were accurately reported and speak for themselves.
WSSA offers information and speech-coaching for informational and educational purposes only. None of the information on this site is a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and you should consult with your physician or other qualified health-care professional for questions about health-related issues.
The use or reliance of any information on WSSA, whether provided by WSSA, its employees, or others appearing on its site or various forums at the invitation of WSSA, is solely at your own risk. The site and the content on it are provided on an as is basis. Developments in medical research may affect the information that appears here. WSSA does not guarantee to provide speech coaching in any form or any terms and conditions nor does it guarantee that, if it does provide same, that any of WSSA’s speech-coaching will be of any value whatsoever to anyone, at any time. There will be no refunds for coaching.
Waiver and Release of Liability regarding Coaching: I the Student hereby, for myself and my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns or other representatives, hereby waive any and all claims or causes of action of any kind whatsoever arising from any coaching provided to me by WSSA, and I do hereby release and forever discharge WSSA, its officers, directors, coaches and authorized representatives, their successors and assigns for any physical, psychological or other injury, including, for example, economic or emotional loss that I believe that I may suffer or did suffer as a result of any coaching provided to me by WSSA, its coaches or its other agents. I am voluntarily participating in the aforementioned coaching program, and I am aware of potential risks of same. I acknowledge that the coaching activity might involve a test of my physical and/or mental limits. I assume all related risks, known and unknown, of my participation in WSSA’s coaching program. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless WSSA, its officers, directors, coaches and other agents, against any and all claims, suits or actions of any kind whatsoever which might be brought by me or anyone on my behalf, including attorneys’ fees and related costs. I also acknowledge that I have carefully read this Waiver and Release and fully understand that it is a release of all liability, including for negligence, if State law so allows.