AIS & Stuttering Featured on Katie Couric

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 [...]

Intensive therapy for adults: Mark discusses the second week of his intensive program

Mark just finished the second week of the August 2013 three week intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering. In this video, he talks about the skill building that went on during the second week. In case you missed it, he also shared about the first week of his intensive program. To learn [...]

Juan speaks at the 7th annual benefit gala

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

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 [...]

Samuel L. Jackson speaks at the Freeing Voices Changing Lives Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering

On June 3, 2013, we had the privilege of honoring Samuel L. Jackson at our 7th Annual Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala. Each year at the gala, we aim to raise money in order to continue providing universally affordable specialized therapy to people who stutter of all ages. Bruce Willis, a surprise guest, presented [...]

Katherine Preston on her new book

Katherine Preston is the author of Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice. She visited AIS to several years ago in order to interview Catherine Montgomery and visit with our Tuesday night support/practice group. Its been along time coming, but her book is finally hitting the shelves! She was kind enough to [...]

Happy New Year from AIS

From all of us at the American Institute for Stuttering, we hope  you and your loved ones have had a happy and fulfilling holiday season. We would like to thank all of our supporters for the opportunity to help people who stutter; AIS is a special place and we are fortunate to work with so [...]

Shy vs. introverted, what’s the difference?

Is “shy” the same as “introverted,” and what does that have to do with stuttering? With the holidays upon us, there tend to be more opportunities for socializing.  A person who stutters may find these gatherings challenging, particularly if he or she feels shy in social settings. Shyness is a feeling of timidity, discomfort, or [...]