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

By | November 11th, 2016|Upcoming Events|

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. [...]

“Love and Speed Dating”

By | October 25th, 2016|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering, Videos|

Hector shares his experience at the recent AIS Public Speaking Workshop. I decided to participate in AIS's Public Speaking workshop because I wanted to gain more confidence in my public speaking. My job requires me to speak a fair amount, and while I've gotten better at it over time, it still doesn't feel...right. We were [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Upcoming One-Day Workshop

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

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 [...]

International Stuttering Awareness Day: Online Conference

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

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 [...]

Reflections on Stuttering and Identity

By | October 3rd, 2016|Client Stories|

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 [...]

Journaling and Acting Workshop: Thoughts and Reflections

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

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 [...]

Going Back to School as a Teen Who Stutters

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

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 [...]

Speak Freely in Atlanta, Georgia!

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

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 - [...]

Good Luck in Atlanta!

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

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 [...]

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