Stuttering and the shy child

By |2017-02-19T06:26:59+00:00October 15th, 2012|Featured, School|

Since my return to the American Institute for Stuttering, I've been badgering the AIS staff about possible topics for new blog posts. I recently heard Amy Strekas share about her interest in shyness and its relation to people who stutter. So, naturally, I jumped on the opportunity to pay it forward to the AIS Blog. [...]

Detecting Stuttering Problems

By |2017-02-19T06:27:00+00:00November 4th, 2011|Featured, Therapy for Stuttering|

Heather L. Grossman, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-FD Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders and Clinical Director of AIS discusses methods for detecting stuttering problems: When parents first hear their child stutter, they typically feel panic and even fear. It's heartbreaking to hear very young children cry out in frustration, "My mouth doesn't work!" or cover their [...]

Chamonix Olsen Sikora and Dr. Barry Guitar on the Leonard Lopate Show

By |2017-02-19T06:27:02+00:00January 30th, 2011|Featured, Headlines, The King's Speech|

On Friday, AIS Executive Director Chamonix Olsen Sikora joined Dr. Barry Guitar from the University of Vermont on the Leonard Lopate Show to discuss stuttering and the recent release  of "The King's Speech." The movie, Starring Colin Firth as King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue, has created an enormous amount of media attention. [...]

Our practice group’s stuttering poetry

By |2017-02-19T06:27:08+00:00November 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 [...]