Announcing Mark O’Malia to the AIS Therapy Staff!

By |2017-10-19T13:18:05+00:00October 18th, 2017|Featured, Headlines, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Joshua recaps our first teen intensive stuttering therapy program in Atlanta

By |2017-11-28T11:09:10+00:00August 14th, 2017|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

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 third grade but it started negatively [...]

Meditation resources to help in your stuttering journey

By |2018-05-22T17:10:58+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Therapy for Stuttering|

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 (and often, meditation). 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, [...]

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

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

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 [...]

“Fluency is not required to make a great presentation”

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

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 [...]

My Fight

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

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 [...]

7 Ways to Feel More Comfortable Talking about Stuttering to Others

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

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. [...]

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

By |2017-03-07T21:38:16+00:00November 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 |2017-10-23T09:29:17+00:00October 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 |2017-02-19T06:26:49+00:00October 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 [...]