Disclosing Stuttering: How is it done and what are the effects?

By |2018-11-13T15:24:01+00:00November 13th, 2018|Research, Self-Advertising, Stigma|

Disclosing stuttering is a common topic of conversation here at AIS; Many people who stutter (PWS) find enormous benefits from being open about their stuttering. Dr. Michael Boyle of Montclair State University recently presented a talk during Tuesday group summarizing several of his research findings about this important topic. Below are some of the main findings [...]

Helping children squash their stuttering gremlins

By |2018-10-30T16:30:47+00:00October 30th, 2018|Children Who Stutter, Parents, Self-Advertising, Stigma, Uncategorized|

At the American Institute for Stuttering, we frequently refer to “stuttering gremlins.” These are destructive creatures of the mind who spew forth a collection of unhelpful thoughts that, when obeyed, seem to afford safety from potentially painful speaking situations. In actuality though, listening to their chatter results in an influx of negative emotions and resulting [...]

No Longer Covert

By |2018-10-22T14:02:26+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Self-Advertising, Stuttering Awareness|

No Longer Covert My name is Adriana and I’ve chosen to share my story and no longer live as a covert stutterer. Being a covert stutterer meant that I did everything I could to hide my stutter. Growing up I was afraid of what people would do or say if they found out that I [...]

6 reasons to get excited about International Stuttering Awareness Day

By |2018-10-18T12:15:45+00:00October 18th, 2018|Stuttering Awareness, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) is October 22nd. It's a special one for us here at AIS as we are celebrating a recent grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in support of our Atlanta office. In addition, there are so many reasons to get excited about ISAD! 1. Obviously, it's a great time [...]

American Institute for Stuttering Receives Grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

By |2018-10-17T07:13:34+00:00October 17th, 2018|Headlines, News in Stuttering|

American Institute for Stuttering Receives Grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Bolsters market expansion for stuttering treatment leader to provide state-of-the-art therapies in the Southeast NEW YORK, N.Y., OCTOBER 17, 2018 -- The American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) today announced receiving a grant from Atlanta-based The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in the amount [...]

Response to Steve Harvey’s Comments about Stuttering

By |2018-10-16T16:23:16+00:00October 16th, 2018|Headlines, News in Stuttering, People Who Stutter, Stuttering Awareness|

Steve Harvey’s show recently featured a young woman who stutters asking for advice. As therapists who specialize in the therapeutic treatment of stuttering, we at the American Institute for Stuttering feel it is important to clarify some of the points that were made in the segment. While Mr. Harvey’s intentions were clearly to be of [...]

My Disjointed Voice: A Poem About Stuttering

By |2018-10-12T16:55:08+00:00October 9th, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Creative, Self-Advertising, Stigma|

I decided to write this poem when I heard a lot of comments from my family members about how my writing voice is different from my speaking voice. I wanted to tell people through this poem that my thoughts are like everyone else’s even though my speaking voice is not. It speaks to the journey of stuttering because it highlights [...]

5 Things to Expect in a Stuttering Consultation

By |2018-10-02T12:48:00+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Children Who Stutter, Consultation, Immersion Programs, Parents, People Who Stutter, Teens who stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

For each client who is interested in participating in individual therapy, group immersion programs, or various workshops at the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS), we require an initial consultation. While we make efforts to answer any and all questions before scheduling the consultation, we wanted to provide five main things that you can expect in [...]

Julia’s reflections on the FRIENDS Convention

By |2018-09-11T09:03:49+00:00September 11th, 2018|Acceptance, Self-Advertising, Teens who stutter|

This year was my first FRIENDS Convention and it was truly amazing! For the convention I went to Omaha, Nebraska with my parents. Leading up to it I was very nervous, but also very excited. Ever since going to AIS I have seen how amazing the stuttering community is and being around it for three [...]

School SLP’s: 5 Ways to Support Your Student Who Stutters

By |2018-09-05T09:07:58+00:00September 4th, 2018|Children Who Stutter, School, Stigma|

School SLP's: 5 Ways to Support Your Student Who Stutters It’s the start of a new school year. This means new teachers, new classrooms, new subjects, new friends, and a whole bunch of new speaking situations. For your students who stutter, this is likely the most challenging time of the year. As their school speech-language [...]