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Stuttering in the military: Steven explains what it’s like to be a Marine who stutters

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:06+00:00 March 23rd, 2010|Client Stories, Headlines|

Steven's story is one of stuttering severely and enduring, doing what you want to do in your life anyway, even if it is hard. It's about survival. After a rough time in school with his stuttering, Steven came to AIS. All he wanted to do was to be in the Marines. Now he is. In [...]

What is cluttering? Craig and Chamonix talk about it

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:06+00:00 February 15th, 2010|Client Stories, Cluttering, Headlines|

Thank you to Craig for taking the time to share his experiences with cluttering. Cluttering is defined as “a fluency disorder characterized by a rate that is perceived to be abnormally rapid, irregular or both for the speaker (although measured syllable rates may not exceed normal limits). These rate abnormalities further are manifest in one [...]

Our practice group’s stuttering poetry

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:08+00:00 November 25th, 2009|Client Stories, Featured, Headlines|

Last night at our weekly support/practice group, three people attended. As it was a smaller group, I decided to spend some time on something creative. They were asked to write a poem about stuttering. Here's what Kendra, Roisin and Nick wrote. Speak Teach Understand Treatment Talking Express Respect For me to stutter Is to make [...]

When you stutter and speaking is your job: Alan Tonelson

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:10+00:00 November 23rd, 2009|Client Stories|

Alan Tonelson is an inspiration for those who stutter. He proves that being someone who stutters doesn't have to dictate your career or the amount of communication required on the job. Alan is a Research Fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council. His job duties include making many broadcast media appearances and giving speeches [...]

Advertising your stuttering via chat and text message

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:10+00:00 September 18th, 2009|Client Stories|

Another neat idea that came up with a recent client was the idea of advertising through technology. This can present an opportunity that may feel more comfortable than face-to-face advertising for some clients. Mike is very covert about his stuttering. He took a big step and emailed me about his experience afterwards! I'm sure many [...]

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