Upcoming One-Day Workshop

By |2017-02-19T06:26:49+00:00October 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 |2017-02-19T06:26:49+00:00October 7th, 2016|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 |2017-02-19T06:26:49+00:00October 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 |2017-02-19T06:26:49+00:00September 23rd, 2016|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 |2017-02-19T06:26:49+00:00September 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 |2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00September 7th, 2016|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 - [...]

Meet our new therapist, Noura!

By |2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

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, [...]

Researchers create stuttering mice

By |2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00July 18th, 2016|Research|

  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 [...]

Inspirational speaker Moe Mernick visits AIS

By |2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00June 24th, 2016|Acceptance, Featured, People Who Stutter|

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 [...]