What’s in a name? The change from “Intensive” to “Immersion”

When a company rebrands a product or service with a new name, it is often just a gimmick to attract new consumers with hopes of a new and improved version that really isn’t very new at all. With this in mind, I want to reflect on the dramatic shift in program offerings here at AIS, [...]

Announcing Mark O’Malia to the AIS Therapy Staff!

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 [...]

International Stuttering Awareness Day: Online Conference

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 [...]

Journaling and Acting Workshop: Thoughts and Reflections

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 [...]

Speak Freely in Atlanta, Georgia!

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 - [...]

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

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. [...]

AIS getting a lot of press after a successful gala

  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 Sara MacIntyre on StutterTalk Podcast

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 [...]