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 [...]

24 Jun 2016

Inspirational speaker Moe Mernick visits AIS

By | June 24th, 2016|Acceptance, Featured, People Who Stutter|0 Comments

Inspirational speaker and person who stutters, Moe Mernick, visited during the June 21st Tuesday night support group. Moe, who runs business development for Hometalk a high-growth internet startup based in NYC, has been delivering motivational seminars across the US, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Australia. He recently published his first book, a personal memoir called The Gift of Stuttering. See [...]

6 May 2016

Drum Circle – A Rhythmic Evening

By | May 6th, 2016|Creative, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We held a Drum Circle during our Tuesday night practice and support group on April 26. George Shultze of Spirit Sky Drum in Freeport Long Island led the group that focused on learning to play and coordinate rhythms on the Djembe drum. George had everyone introduce themselves while hitting the drum simultaneously- Everyone laughed since [...]

18 Apr 2016

Get excited for June 6th!

By | April 18th, 2016|Benefit Gala, Headlines, News in Stuttering, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

We are excited to announce that Bruce Willis will be the Honoree at our 10th Annual Benefit Gala on June 6th, 2016. He will accept our Freeing Voices Changing Lives Award in person. A sell-out crowd is anticipated that will include guests from the entertainment industry, business world, sports, politics and the arts. Tickets are available [...]

11 Mar 2016

Exclusive NYC Screening of “The Way We Talk” with Director Mike Turner at NYU

By | March 11th, 2016|AIS News, Featured, Headlines, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

Mark your calendars! The American Institute for Stuttering is partnering with the Stuttering Association for the Young and New York University's NSSLHA student organization to bring you an exclusive NYC preview of The Way We Talk with a Director's Q&A with Mike Turner. The movie screening is at NYU on Monday March 21st at 6:45pm. [...]