AIS Speech Therapist Kristel Kubart on StutterTalk Podcast

By |2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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, [...]

AIS Speech Therapist Sara MacIntyre on StutterTalk Podcast

By |2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00February 20th, 2015|AIS News, AIS Staff, News in Stuttering, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Our very own Sara MacIntyre is on today's StutterTalk Podcast. As many of you know, Sara is a person who stutters herself. She and Peter Reitzes discuss what she wishes her speech-language pathologist (SLP) had known about stuttering. Such a powerful episode. Sara and Peter also talk about the downsides of "passing as fluent," the [...]

Valerie shares her recent experience with the AIS intensive program

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

Valerie participated in the January 2015 intensive therapy program here at AIS. Here she talks about what she did and didn't expect to achieve during the program, the subway challenge, and about how stuttering is different for her in English and Spanish. To learn more about therapy at the American Institute for Stuttering, visit stutteringtreatment.org. [...]

Valerie discusses her decision to start therapy at AIS

By |2017-02-19T06:26:52+00:00February 16th, 2015|Client Stories, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Valerie participated in the January 2015 intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering. Here she shares about her history with stuttering and her decision to start therapy at AIS. 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, [...]

Dr. Heather Grossman interviewed on StutterTalk

By |2017-02-19T06:26:52+00:00January 28th, 2015|AIS News|

AIS Clinical Director, Heather Grossman, recently joined StutterTalk for an interview. They discussed stuttering therapy here at the American Institute for Stuttering as well as using a comprehensive approach with a focus on fear reduction, speaking freely about stuttering, voluntary stuttering, cognitive restructuring, and mindfulness. They also touched on topics related to telepractice vs in-person [...]

I think my child is stuttering – what should I do?

By |2017-02-19T06:26:52+00:00December 16th, 2014|AIS News|

By: Dr. Heather Grossman, Director, American Institute for Stuttering Originally printed in NY Parenting Magazine Parents who are concerned that their child may be stuttering often first seek guidance from their pediatrician. Doctors commonly tell parents the child will outgrow the problem and to give the issue no concern. This is true in many cases; [...]

BuzzFeed: 25 Things All People Who Stutter Will Understand

By |2017-02-19T06:26:52+00:00November 14th, 2014|News in Stuttering, People Who Stutter|

On October 29th, the topic of stuttering made the rounds on social media with the BuzzFeed article, "25 Things All People Who Stutter Will Understand." People throughout the stuttering community voiced their opinions about the piece, with many feeling a sense of truth and understanding. We agree that the piece captures stuttering in a truthful [...]