Adults who stutter: Shyness and social anxiety

Written by: Amy Strekas We wrote a post about shyness and children who stutter a couple of months ago and we'd like to address this same issue in adults. While stuttering does not cause shyness, some adults who stutter also happen to struggle with social anxiety. If you're interested in this topic, you might find this [...]

Stuttering and the shy child

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. [...]

Extreme Desensitization, by AIS Director Heather Grossman

Check out the ISAD online conference October 1- October 22, 2012 at the Stuttering Homepage.  The American Institute for Stuttering's Clinic Director Dr. Heather Grossman was asked to share some of the work we do during our intensive programs.  Her posting "Extreme Desensitization" is under Clinical Nuggets.

Detecting Stuttering Problems

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

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

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 [...]

Now playing – our 3rd Annual Benefit Gala video!

We are happy to present the video from our 3rd Annual Benefit Gala! This 8-minute video will give you a good feeling of what the night was like, including memorable portions of the speeches by Emily Blunt, Joe Moglia, and our clients. Enjoy it, and there is more to come!