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International Stuttering Awareness Day: Online Conference

By | October 7th, 2016|AIS News, AIS Staff, 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 [...]

Journaling and Acting Workshop: Thoughts and Reflections

By | September 23rd, 2016|AIS News, 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 [...]

Speak Freely in Atlanta, Georgia!

By | September 7th, 2016|AIS News, Announcements, 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 | July 21st, 2016|AIS News, AIS Staff, Announcements|

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, [...]

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

By | March 11th, 2016|AIS News, Featured, Headlines, Upcoming Events|

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

By | 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 Sara MacIntyre on StutterTalk Podcast

By | February 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 [...]

Dr. Heather Grossman interviewed on StutterTalk

By | January 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 | December 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; [...]

Emily Blunt visits the American Institute for Stuttering

By | October 17th, 2014|AIS News, Featured, People Who Stutter|

Emily Blunt with AIS teens and staff Emily Blunt, the amazingly talented actor and AIS Board Member, visited the American Institute for Stuttering last night. Similar to her first visit to AIS, she spent time learning about the therapy we do and sharing many of her own experiences with stuttering. This visit though, [...]

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