21 Oct 2016

Oscar-Winning Short Film, “Stutterer” Available through The New Yorker

By | October 21st, 2016|News in Stuttering, Videos|0 Comments

Oscar-winning short film, "Stutterer" is now available to watch through The New Yorker. The short film follows Greenwood, a man who stutters, navigate his day-to-day life and, specifically, his pursuit of love. The film excels in its convincing depiction of the physical, emotional, and cognitive struggles of stuttering. Viewers are given the privilege of hearing Greenwood’s thoughts as he [...]

14 Oct 2016

Upcoming One-Day Workshop

By | October 14th, 2016|Therapy for Stuttering, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Sunday, December 4th 10-5pm Please join us for a Fear Reduction One-Day Workshop at AIS. This one-day workshop is for past and present AIS clients who want to work on reducing individual speaking fears and avoidances, and push beyond their personal comfort zones. We will complete cognitive restructuring exercises to change the negative thoughts that [...]

7 Oct 2016

International Stuttering Awareness Day: Online Conference

By | October 7th, 2016|AIS News, AIS Staff, Stuttering Awareness|0 Comments

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) falls on October 22nd every year, and in honor of this day, the International Stuttering Association (ISA) is holding its annual online conference this month! The 2016 ISAD Online Conference is now live on the ISA website until October 22nd. Although here at AIS we tend to treat every day [...]

3 Oct 2016

Reflections on Stuttering and Identity

By | October 3rd, 2016|Client Stories|0 Comments

AIS Client, Thomas Olunloyo, who lives in Bermuda No, I'm not a "stutterer," I just happen to speak with one sometimes... I have stuttered for as long as I can remember but I don’t think of myself as a stutterer, not anymore. I am many things; an actuary, part time piano player, lifetime [...]

23 Sep 2016

Journaling and Acting Workshop: Thoughts and Reflections

By | September 23rd, 2016|AIS News, Creative, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

AIS Clients during the recent Acting and Writing Workshop during our special Tuesday Group series. Last Tuesday night, eight of us met to experiment with writing and improvisation as tools for self-exploration. We reflected on ourselves, our stuttering, and our life journeys thus far. Starting with writing prompts and then theater exercises, everyone [...]

19 Sep 2016

Going Back to School as a Teen Who Stutters

By | September 19th, 2016|Client Stories, School|2 Comments

Grace having some fun at the FRIENDS Conference in 2015 where she had the opportunity to meet other teens who stutter. Hi everyone! My name is Grace and I’m so excited to be writing a back to school post for the AIS blog! I just started my sophomore year at a pretty small [...]

7 Sep 2016

Speak Freely in Atlanta, Georgia!

By | September 7th, 2016|AIS News, Announcements, Headlines, News in Stuttering|0 Comments

We are delighted to announce our new location in Atlanta, Georgia! Carl Herder is leading this effort to expand the American Institute for Stuttering to another region of the US. We'll have more information on this office on our website soon, but in the meantime, feel free to contact us in Atlanta! American Institute for Stuttering - [...]

10 Aug 2016

Good Luck in Atlanta!

By | August 10th, 2016|AIS Staff, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

For those of you that don't know, Carl Herder is soon headed to Atlanta to establish an AIS office there. We'll make a formal announcement with more details on the new office very soon. We are planning a farewell gathering for Carl here next Tuesday, August 16, at 6:30pm. Please join us here at AIS for a casual [...]

21 Jul 2016

Meet our new therapist, Noura!

By | July 21st, 2016|AIS News, AIS Staff, Announcements|1 Comment

Please help us welcome our newest addition to the AIS family, Noura Embabi, M.A., CCC-SLP! Get to know her a little bit better below, and to stay connected, follow her on Twitter @Noura_AIS and connect with her on Facebook. We're very lucky to have you Noura! Noura Embabi, M.A., CCC-SLP Passionate about the right to self-expression, [...]

18 Jul 2016

Researchers create stuttering mice

By | July 18th, 2016|Research|0 Comments

  Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) have published an article in Current Biology titled, A Mutation Associated with Stuttering Alters Mouse Pup Ultrasonic Vocalizations. We learned in a previous study by Dennis Drayna at NIDCD that approximately 8% of people who stutter have [...]