26 Oct 2017

Wasting Time

By | 2017-10-26T09:03:29+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Acceptance, Client Stories, Featured, People Who Stutter, Time Pressure|0 Comments

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 [...]

20 Oct 2017

Addressing the stigma of stuttering

By | 2017-10-26T08:00:35+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Client Stories, Creative, Public Speaking, Stigma, Stuttering Awareness|0 Comments

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 [...]

18 Oct 2017

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

14 Aug 2017

Joshua recaps our first teen intensive stuttering therapy program in Atlanta

By | 2017-08-14T08:39:05+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|1 Comment

Written By: Joshua, 16 years old 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 [...]

2 May 2017

Meditation resources to help in your stuttering journey

By | 2017-05-02T16:00:54+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Therapy for Stuttering|1 Comment

In our day-to-day work with people who stutter here at the American Institute for Stuttering, we often introduce our clients to various aspects of mindfulness. We describe mindfulness as a calm awareness of what is happening now, internally and externally, without judgment. The application of mindfulness in stuttering therapy has broad implications, but can range [...]

23 Feb 2017

Coming to Atlanta! Teen intensive therapy program – June 12-17, 2017

By | 2017-04-03T01:01:14+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Announcements, Featured, Intensive Programs, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events, Workshops|0 Comments

We are proud to announce our first ever intensive therapy program for teens who stutter in Atlanta, Georgia! For over 20 years, we have offered intensive programs for adults and teens at our AIS office in New York City, and we are excited to bring one of these intensives to the Atlanta region in 2017! The [...]

25 Jan 2017

“Fluency is not required to make a great presentation”

By | 2017-03-07T21:33:29+00:00 January 25th, 2017|People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Workshops|1 Comment

I recently participated in a public speaking workshop for people who stutter in the new AIS office in Atlanta. We gave both planned and impromptu speeches. It was a tremendously meaningful experience for me. I used to think that I needed to be perfectly fluent, however, this workshop reinforced for me that fluency is not [...]

12 Jan 2017

My Fight

By | 2017-10-26T13:25:20+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Children Who Stutter, Client Stories, Intensive Programs, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

Hi, my name is Daniella, and I am 13 years old. I am in 8th grade and have been stuttering since 5th grade. Picture this: that really annoying kid who would raise her hand every time the teacher asked a question. You know the one; the little know-it-all who can be super annoying sometimes, that [...]

16 Dec 2016

7 Ways to Feel More Comfortable Talking about Stuttering to Others

By | 2017-10-26T13:14:30+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Children Who Stutter, Client Stories, Intensive Programs|4 Comments

Hi my name is MaKenna and I am 12 years old. Telling people about my stuttering was probably the hardest thing for me. Over the summer, I went to the AIS Teen Intensive Week, and we had to do some pretty challenging things that helped me overcome my fear of telling people about my stuttering. [...]

11 Nov 2016

AIS Speaker Series: Stuttering, Success, and the Corporate World

By | 2017-03-07T21:38:16+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30pm We are proud to announce the next event in our AIS Speaker Series: Stuttering, Success, and the Corporate World. Our speaker will be Thomas Olunloyo. Thomas is the Chief Actuary and Head of Investments at Legal and General Reinsurance based in Bermuda (A+ S&P), responsible for the management of $6bn in assets. [...]

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