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So far Carl Herder has created 34 blog entries.

Slice of Life: I am more than my stutter

By | 2018-03-21T10:08:04+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Featured, Immersion Programs, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, School, Stuttering Awareness, Testimonials|

Bibi is one of the many unique personalities with whom we've come into contact since establishing our new office in Atlanta, GA. Near the end of last school year, she was feeling tired of the impact stuttering was having on her life, and decided to ask a speech therapist at her high school if help [...]

Upcoming Immersion Programs at AIS

By | 2018-03-16T11:57:43+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Announcements, Featured, Immersion Programs, Intensive Programs, Therapy for Stuttering|

We've got five one-week immersion programs available this summer. If you're wanting to learn more about the design of the program and the recent change from calling these programs "intensives" to the new "immersions," check our this recent blog post. Still have questions? We'll answer some here.Why should you participate in an AIS one-week immersion [...]

How my stutter has made me a better father

By | 2018-02-26T09:36:31+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, People Who Stutter|

A question often raised whenever I’m in a group of people who stutter is “what are the benefits, or what have you gotten out of stuttering?” Some of the more common answers are something like “it’s made me a more compassionate person” or, "it’s made me a more patient person.” While I think those are [...]

The best decision of my life

By | 2018-02-07T12:58:44+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Testimonials|

For the last four years, I have worked as a Clinical Laboratory Assistant in a Hematology laboratory where I have never had an issue with my stuttering and neither have my coworkers. In fact, when I first decided to return to speech therapy after a long hiatus, all of my coworkers were in support of [...]

What’s in a name? The change from “Intensive” to “Immersion”

By | 2018-02-06T19:59:19+00:00 January 31st, 2018|AIS News, Announcements, Featured, Immersion Programs, Intensive Programs, Therapy for Stuttering|

When a company rebrands a product or service with a new name, it is often just a gimmick to attract new consumers with hopes of a new and improved version that really isn’t very new at all. With this in mind, I want to reflect on the dramatic shift in program offerings here at AIS, [...]

My Journey Home

By | 2018-01-26T10:06:40+00:00 January 26th, 2018|AIS News, AIS Staff, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter|

Please join us in welcoming a very talented therapist to the AIS Staff! Chaya Goldstein, M.A., CCC-SLP has experience at AIS as a graduate student intern, a client, and now a therapist, in that order. Below is her story, in her own words. Check our her bio on our Staff & Board page.   My [...]

Wasting Time

By | 2017-11-28T11:08:00+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Acceptance, Client Stories, Featured, People Who Stutter, Time Pressure|

This AIS Blog post was contributed by Elizabeth Wislar, author of The Stuttering Teacher Blog. Elizabeth is a special education teacher in Athens, GA.  A few weeks ago I was in line at a small independent grocery store that has a nice selection of healthy, prepared lunch items-- soups, pastas, salads etc. It was one of the [...]

Addressing the stigma of stuttering

By | 2017-10-26T08:00:35+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Client Stories, Creative, Public Speaking, Stigma, Stuttering Awareness|

In honor of International Stuttering Awareness Day on October 22, 2017, our first Fall public speaking workshop was themed "Self-Advocacy" and encouraged participants to explore ways people who stutter can address the stigma of stuttering. The workshop was inspired by Dr. Michael P. Boyle's recent research at Montclair State University. His research indicates that face-to-face contact between people [...]

Announcing Mark O’Malia to the AIS Therapy Staff!

By | 2017-10-19T13:18:05+00:00 October 18th, 2017|AIS News, AIS Staff, Featured, Headlines, Uncategorized|

Join us in welcoming our newest therapist to the American Institute for Stuttering, Mark O’Malia, M.S., CF-SLP! Read below to get to know a little more about Mark, and be sure to connect with him on Facebook!   Mark O’Malia, M.S., CF-SLP As a person who stutters, Mark has an in-depth understanding of the unique [...]

Joshua recaps our first teen intensive stuttering therapy program in Atlanta

By | 2017-11-28T11:09:10+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Imagine having something to say but being physically unable to get the words out. That was, and still somewhat is, my constant struggle. I used to let my stutter control every aspect of my life and it caused me intense anxiety whenever I talked. I have stuttered since the third grade but it started negatively [...]