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; [...]

Emily Blunt visits the American Institute for Stuttering

By |2017-02-19T06:26:54+00:00October 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, [...]

Heather Grossman featured on Stuttergirl Vlog

By |2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00September 24th, 2014|AIS News, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering, Voluntary Stuttering|

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

By |2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00July 29th, 2014|AIS News, Client Stories, Featured, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|

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

By |2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00May 30th, 2014|AIS News, Featured, Headlines, News in Stuttering, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

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?

By |2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00January 13th, 2014|AIS News|

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 [...]

FREE Upcoming events at AIS!

By |2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00October 1st, 2013|AIS News, Announcements, Featured, Headlines, Upcoming Events|

If you received our Fall Newsletter or like our Faceboook Page, you know we've got lots of upcoming events here at AIS! Free Tuesday Night Groups in October Tuesday night practice/support groups will be free for the month of October. These groups meet every week on Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm, and usually cost $20. So, stop [...]

Juan speaks at the 7th annual benefit gala

By |2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00July 24th, 2013|AIS News, Benefit Gala, Featured, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|

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

By |2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00July 4th, 2013|AIS News, Benefit Gala, Featured, People Who Stutter|

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 [...]