Slice of Life: I am more than my stutter

By | 2018-03-21T10:08:04+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Featured, Immersion Programs, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, School, Stuttering Awareness, Testimonials|

Bibi is one of the many unique personalities with whom we've come into contact since establishing our new office in Atlanta, GA. Near the end of last school year, she was feeling tired of the impact stuttering was having on her life, and decided to ask a speech therapist at her high school if help [...]

How my stutter has made me a better father

By | 2018-02-26T09:36:31+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, People Who Stutter|

A question often raised whenever I’m in a group of people who stutter is “what are the benefits, or what have you gotten out of stuttering?” Some of the more common answers are something like “it’s made me a more compassionate person” or, "it’s made me a more patient person.” While I think those are [...]

The best decision of my life

By | 2018-02-07T12:58:44+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Testimonials|

For the last four years, I have worked as a Clinical Laboratory Assistant in a Hematology laboratory where I have never had an issue with my stuttering and neither have my coworkers. In fact, when I first decided to return to speech therapy after a long hiatus, all of my coworkers were in support of [...]

My Place to Rejuvenate

By | 2017-12-19T09:59:49+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Support, Testimonials|

I had a realization about my stutter recently. I wasn’t having a particularly stressful or dysfluent day, but I remember thinking “wow this is tiring.” That’s not the realization, because honestly, when is stuttering not tiring? I think I have come to accept that part about stuttering, that its really tiring. And its not just [...]

Wasting Time

By | 2017-11-28T11:08:00+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Acceptance, Client Stories, Featured, People Who Stutter, Time Pressure|

This AIS Blog post was contributed by Elizabeth Wislar, author of The Stuttering Teacher Blog. Elizabeth is a special education teacher in Athens, GA.  A few weeks ago I was in line at a small independent grocery store that has a nice selection of healthy, prepared lunch items-- soups, pastas, salads etc. It was one of the [...]

Addressing the stigma of stuttering

By | 2017-10-26T08:00:35+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Client Stories, Creative, Public Speaking, Stigma, Stuttering Awareness|

In honor of International Stuttering Awareness Day on October 22, 2017, our first Fall public speaking workshop was themed "Self-Advocacy" and encouraged participants to explore ways people who stutter can address the stigma of stuttering. The workshop was inspired by Dr. Michael P. Boyle's recent research at Montclair State University. His research indicates that face-to-face contact between people [...]

My Fight

By | 2017-10-26T13:25:20+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Children Who Stutter, Client Stories, Intensive Programs, Therapy for Stuttering|

Hi, my name is Daniella, and I am 13 years old. I am in 8th grade and have been stuttering since 5th grade. Picture this: that really annoying kid who would raise her hand every time the teacher asked a question. You know the one; the little know-it-all who can be super annoying sometimes, that [...]

7 Ways to Feel More Comfortable Talking about Stuttering to Others

By | 2017-10-26T13:14:30+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Children Who Stutter, Client Stories, Intensive Programs|

Hi my name is MaKenna and I am 12 years old. Telling people about my stuttering was probably the hardest thing for me. Over the summer, I went to the AIS Teen Intensive Week, and we had to do some pretty challenging things that helped me overcome my fear of telling people about my stuttering. [...]

“Love and Speed Dating”

By | 2017-10-23T09:29:17+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering, Videos|

Hector shares his experience at the recent AIS Public Speaking Workshop. I decided to participate in AIS's Public Speaking workshop because I wanted to gain more confidence in my public speaking. My job requires me to speak a fair amount, and while I've gotten better at it over time, it still doesn't feel...right. We were [...]

Reflections on Stuttering and Identity

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:49+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Client Stories|

AIS Client, Thomas Olunloyo, who lives in Bermuda No, I'm not a "stutterer," I just happen to speak with one sometimes... I have stuttered for as long as I can remember but I don’t think of myself as a stutterer, not anymore. I am many things; an actuary, part time piano player, lifetime [...]