Sameer talks about a stuttering scavenger hunt

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Sameer participated in the June 2015 teen intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering, and in this video, he talks about a stuttering scavenger hunt they did during the program. The scavenger hunt changes a bit from group to group, but we've really enjoyed using this activity as a way to push our [...]

Four videos of Sid from the AIS intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Desensitization, Featured, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|

Every time a person completes an intensive program here at AIS, we provide them with the videos we recorded during their experience. Sid participated in the July 2015 two-week intensive program and he gave us permission to share all four of his videos. Thank you Sid! On the first day of the intensive program, Sid [...]

Sameer talks about our teen intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Client Stories, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter|

Sameer participated in the June 2015 teen intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering. Here he talks about what he liked about the experience. To learn more about therapy at the American Institute for Stuttering, visit stutteringtreatment.org. Follow AIS on Facebook at facebook.com/StutteringTreatment and on Twitter @StutteringTx, @StutterTx_Sara, and @AIS_Carl. We're also on [...]

A video summary of our 2015 gala

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Benefit Gala, Featured|

Interested in what happens at our annual gala? Here's a video of our 9th annual gala with interviews from staff and board members, and clips from dinner and Ed Sheeran's performance. So many people contributed to making this event a success this year. We are extremely grateful for the support of Emily Blunt, Ed Sheeran, [...]

AIS Honoree Ed Sheeran 2015 Gala Speech

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Benefit Gala, Featured|

We are sincerely grateful for Ed Sheeran's presence at our 9th annual gala on Monday, June 8th. His willingness to share his experiences, beliefs surrounding his stuttering, and advice to fellow members of the stuttering community is hugely appreciated. After the flood of press that has come out following the evening, its clear that media [...]

AIS getting a lot of press after a successful gala

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 June 9th, 2015|AIS News, Benefit Gala, Featured, Headlines, News in Stuttering|

  Our 9th annual Freeing Voices Changing Lives benefit gala was a truly unforgettable event. But don't take our word for it! Check out what the press is saying about Ed Sheeran, Emily Blunt, and AIS. Editorials Entertainment Weekly wrote about Ed Sheeran's advice to embrace your quirks People Magazine questions the possibility that Ed [...]

AIS Speech Therapist Kristel Kubart on StutterTalk Podcast

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 April 30th, 2015|AIS Staff, Featured, People Who Stutter, Stuttering & Relationships, Voluntary Stuttering|

Kristel Kubart, one of our talented speech-language pathologists, was recently interviewed for the StutterTalk Podcast. Kristel, who is recently married, talked with StutterTalk host, Peter Reitzes, about stuttering and how it relates to marriage and many other issues. Kristel is a person who stutters herself, and like Sara MacIntyre's episode, Kristel and Peter also talked [...]

Stuttering and the big ‘A’

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Acceptance, Featured, Therapy for Stuttering|

Written by: Dr. Heather Grossman Why does everybody keep talking about “accepting” stuttering? At AIS, we promote that people who stutter strive to accept their stuttering. This makes some people cringe! They ask, “Why should I accept something that is so annoying? I don’t want to accept it, I want to learn to control it!” [...]

AIS Speaker Series: Katherine Preston

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Books, Featured, People Who Stutter, Young Leadership Board|

Our first AIS Young Leadership Board Speaker Series event was a success! Our speaker, Katherine Preston, shared about her journey with stuttering, and signed copies of her book, Out With It. Below are some of our favorite photos from the evening. To stay in tune with events like these and all things AIS, subscribe to [...]

How AIS helped to free my voice and change my life

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Client Stories, Desensitization, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Testimonials, Therapy for Stuttering|

Written By Jeremiah Kitchen I didn't speak much at all from ages 18-30. It was very difficult for me to communicate due to the severity of my stuttering. I avoided speaking as much as I could, and spoke only when necessary and with as few words as possible. I had developed a lifestyle of silence, [...]