Self-advocacy in the Workplace

By |2019-02-14T12:05:07+00:00February 13th, 2019|Advocacy, People Who Stutter, Self-Advertising|

At AIS we often talk about the challenges people who stutter face in the workplace and explore ways to successfully navigate these challenges. In our latest speaker series we heard from George Daquila, a strong supporter of self-advocacy in the workplace, talk about his successes navigating stuttering and workplace challenges. George shared with us his story [...]

Stuttering Anticipation: Observing the Unobservable

By |2019-01-11T11:15:58+00:00January 11th, 2019|Research, Therapy for Stuttering|

Stuttering anticipation, the moment you know you are about to stutter but it hasn't happened yet, is an unobservable yet very common phenomenon experienced by people who stutter, and a topic that is largely discussed at AIS. In our latest speaker series, Dr. Eric Jackson, Assistant Professor and Director of the Stuttering and Vvariablity (SaVvy) [...]

3 Ways to Promote Self-Advocacy in Children who Stutter

By |2018-12-03T15:54:38+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Children Who Stutter, School, Stuttering Awareness, Therapy for Stuttering|

As a speech therapist who works with children who stutter, I have found that one of the most important components of a successful therapy experience is giving the child skills to be their own self-advocate. We live in a world where there are many myths, falsehoods, and inaccuracies circulating about stuttering, and the “best ways” [...]

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

By |2018-12-07T10:58:16+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 [...]