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 [...]
Craig, who last shared about cluttering, talks about his fears and motivations going into the January intensive stuttering therapy program.
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 [...]
photo: Hyougushi Susan just finished the January 2010 intensive program last week. She sent us this great story about her trip back to Indiana: I thought you’d like to hear something funny I did yesterday in the airport. I had a long delay in Newark and then a 3-hour layover in Chicago, so I pulled [...]
Adam, after his last session at AIS, talks about covert stuttering, his therapy here, and the role of stuttering in his job as a litigation attorney. We hope that you're enjoying the warmer weather in Atlanta, Adam!
AIS client Rashad gave a speech last year to his middle school class after completing an intensive program here. Not only was he happy to share the video with us, he shared it with YouTube! In the speech, Rashad does a wonderful job of both "clean stuttering" and using vocal fold management. Also, [...]
In 2008, Junior spoke at our 3rd Annual Benefit Gala. He has truly become a role-model for children who stutter. He even ran for student class president last month! Although he didn't win, he is proud of himself for not letting his stuttering stop him. We are so proud of you, Junior! In this video, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]