As promised in a recent blog post, this is a video of the speech that Jon Paul Ruggeiri gave to a group of friends and family near the end of his intensive therapy program at AIS in May, 2005.
In May 2005, Jon Paul attended the AIS intensive therapy program for stuttering. Near the end of the program, he and the other participants gave speeches to invited friends and family. Recently Jon Paul visited with us watched the video of his speech. In this video blog, Jon Paul discusses the impact of watching that [...]
written by: Dhruv Gupta Toastmasters & Stuttering. Can the two really go together? Many would consider them contradictory. I consider them complementary. I joined Toastmasters in January 2010. The primary reason I joined was because I stutter - I have been since I was eight years old. A friend had told me “Toastmasters makes you [...]
Katherine Preston is the author of Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice. She visited AIS to several years ago in order to interview Catherine Montgomery and visit with our Tuesday night support/practice group. Its been along time coming, but her book is finally hitting the shelves! She was kind enough to [...]
In this video, AIS client Jacquelyn discusses her current daily challenge of voluntary stuttering with three strangers per day. Jacquelyn previously shared about being and actress who stutters, and recently started her own blog, StutterGirl.
written by: Dr. Heather Grossman People who stutter often report that they have other relatives who stutter. However, this finding alone does not prove that stuttering is genetic; one could argue that a child can come to stutter by imitation. Further complicating the issue is the fact that not all people who stutter actually have [...]
Michael Taub is a past client at the American Institute for Stuttering. He attended an intensive therapy program several years ago, and he regularly attends our Tuesday night practice/support group. Recently, he shared a story with us about his experiences as a student teacher in a middle school classroom. He was kind enough to share [...]
Written by: Dr. Heather Grossman We recently posted on the importance of listening. It is more important to focus on what your child is saying than on how he or she is saying it. The speech therapist working with you and your child will help you determine when the time is right to actively integrate [...]
Jodriann regularly attends our weekly teen therapy group. He agreed to share with our blog by answering a few questions about being a teen who stutters. Jodriann is no stranger to the AIS Blog. In 2009, he gave a speech at the AIS gala and was kind enough to share his feelings about the speech [...]
Recently, Tim McCarren reached out to the American Institute for Stuttering about a documentary that will feature his story as an aspiring actor who stutters. He let us know that in order for the film to be produced, he and the creative team need to raise some money. Tim is a past client of ours, [...]