Yorkshire Stammering Student Video on YouTube-Truth!

Yorkshire Stammering Student Video on YouTube-Truth!

 
Summary of eRumor:
An inspirational video of a stammering student in the United Kingdom has gone viral on Facebook and other social media.  It shows him overcoming his stammering challenges with the aid of his teacher who helps him to find his voice.
The Truth:
The video is real and it is from a portion of a British television program called “Educating Yorkshire.”
According to an October 31, 2013 article in Britain’s The Guardian, the male teen in the video is called Musharaf and his “bravery and persistence left most of the staff in tears, the reaction has been absolutely crackers.”
The English teacher in the video is Matthew Burton and he is also the assistant head teacher at Thornhill Community Academy near Dewsbury, a town in the north of England.
Burton aided young Musharaf with a set of head phones and an MP3 player as a tool to allow the stammering student to read out loud.  This was a similar technique that  he saw used to help the stammering King George VI  in the movie “The King’s Speech.”
The article said that it was not an easy decision to allow cameras into the school and some viewers did complain “claiming it’s terrible for our students to be shown on telly,” but what the program did do was bring hope to those viewing at home who may have the same reading challenges.
Posted 11/06/13

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