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Magician Adam Trent meets with ISU-CSD National Stuttering Association

Over Family Weekend magician Adam Trent performed in Braden Auditorium for Illinois State University students and family members.

Trent is known for his Netflix show, “On the Road Trick,” where he travels around the world performing magic. He also has a stutter and received speech therapy as a child. When he stutters as he speaks on the show, he is very open to talking about it and bringing attention and awareness to it.

Before his show at Braden, Trent took time to meet with Illinois State students who are part of the National Stuttering Association (NSA) and majoring in communication sciences and disorders. He talked with the NSA members about his experiences with his stutter.

“When I was growing up, people told me I needed to find an isolated desk job with limited talking,” said Trent, who instead pursued his dreams and performs magic in front of thousands of people. He shared that during a performance, his stutter disappears, which made Trent want to do magic and perform even more.

Trent noted he is known as a fast talker when on stage and admitted once he is speaking fluently, he wants to get as many words out that he can before producing a stutter.

“I stutter most frequently on days when I have a show,” said Trent, because he is constantly having to answer questions and talk to his team.

For individuals who stutter, it is important to know that you are not alone and remember to not let your stutter hold you back. If you are someone on campus who has a stutter, NSA holds support groups within Fairchild Hall on the fourth Wednesday evening of this month!

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