Dr. Heather Grossman interviewed on StutterTalk

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: 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

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, [...]

Heather Grossman featured on Stuttergirl Vlog

AIS Clinical Director Dr. Heather Grossman spent time discussing stuttering with Jacquelyn from the StutterGirl video blog. In this two part video, they spend time talking about the many "layers" of stuttering, how secondary behaviors develop, voluntary stuttering, and learning to stutter on your own terms. Part one: Part two:

AIS Public Speaking Workshop Series: Check out this inside look from David

AIS began offering monthly public speaking workshops in January and they have been a huge success! These workshops aim to give past and present clients an opportunity to hone their public speaking skills. AIS client, David Louisia, gives us an inside look at his most recent speech from the June workshop. This workshop focused on [...]

AIS & Stuttering Featured on Katie Couric

Recently, Dr. Heather Grossman, Executive Director of the American Institute for Stuttering, appeared on Katie Couric for a segment on stuttering. Joining her were AIS client Joel Viera and past AIS Gala Honoree Byron Pitts (ABC News). After the episode aired, Stuttertalk published a podcast about the segment, and shared interesting opinions about the way [...]

When should a parent schedule a fluency evaluation?

Written by Dr. Heather Grossman Parents who are concerned that their child may be stuttering often first seek guidance from their pediatrician. Many pediatricians tell parents to expect their child to outgrow the problem and to give the issue no concern. While we do know that approximately 75% of children who show early signs of [...]

Juan speaks at the 7th annual benefit gala

At this year's Freeing Voices, Changing Lives benefit gala, Juan talked about his participation in a weekly kids' therapy group and the benefits of coming to a place where people understand what stuttering is like. He set the audience into thunderous laughter when he said, humorously, "I'm thankful to be a speaker at the gala [...]

Sander Flaum honored by the American Institute for Stuttering at our 7th Annual Benefit Gala

On June 3rd, 2013, the American Institute for Stuttering hosted the 7th annual Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala. We had the privilege of honoring long time board member Sander Flaum. Before presenting the award to Mr. Flaum, Gala Co-Chair and 2008 Honoree Tony Hooper spoke of his friendship with Sander that dates back several [...]