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26 Oct 2017

Wasting Time

By | 2017-10-26T09:03:29+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Acceptance, Client Stories, Featured, People Who Stutter, Time Pressure|0 Comments

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 [...]

20 Oct 2017

Addressing the stigma of stuttering

By | 2017-10-26T08:00:35+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Client Stories, Creative, Public Speaking, Stigma, Stuttering Awareness|0 Comments

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 [...]

12 Jan 2017

My Fight

By | 2017-10-26T13:25:20+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Children Who Stutter, Client Stories, Intensive Programs, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

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 [...]

16 Dec 2016

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|4 Comments

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. [...]

25 Oct 2016

“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|0 Comments

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 [...]

3 Oct 2016

Reflections on Stuttering and Identity

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:49+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Client Stories|0 Comments

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 [...]

19 Sep 2016

Going Back to School as a Teen Who Stutters

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:49+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Client Stories, School|2 Comments

Grace having some fun at the FRIENDS Conference in 2015 where she had the opportunity to meet other teens who stutter. Hi everyone! My name is Grace and I’m so excited to be writing a back to school post for the AIS blog! I just started my sophomore year at a pretty small [...]

5 Aug 2015

Sameer talks about our teen intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Client Stories, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter|0 Comments

Sameer participated in the June 2015 teen intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering. Here he talks about what he liked about the experience. To learn more about therapy at the American Institute for Stuttering, visit stutteringtreatment.org. Follow AIS on Facebook at facebook.com/StutteringTreatment and on Twitter @StutteringTx, @StutterTx_Sara, and @AIS_Carl. We're also on [...]

4 Mar 2015

How AIS helped to free my voice and change my life

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Client Stories, Desensitization, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Testimonials, Therapy for Stuttering|3 Comments

Written By Jeremiah Kitchen I didn't speak much at all from ages 18-30. It was very difficult for me to communicate due to the severity of my stuttering. I avoided speaking as much as I could, and spoke only when necessary and with as few words as possible. I had developed a lifestyle of silence, [...]

19 Feb 2015

Valerie shares her recent experience with the AIS intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 February 19th, 2015|Client Stories, Desensitization, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

Valerie participated in the January 2015 intensive therapy program here at AIS. Here she talks about what she did and didn't expect to achieve during the program, the subway challenge, and about how stuttering is different for her in English and Spanish. To learn more about therapy at the American Institute for Stuttering, visit stutteringtreatment.org. [...]

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