Chairman of the AIS Board of Directors Sander Flaum was featured in the September 21 article “Speech Therapy for Stutterers” in the Wall Street Journal. Sander talks about helping people receive speech therapy and the role that his mother played as he grew up with stuttering. Here is the full text of the article: Speech [...]
Texas blues/soul singer and songwriter Ruthie Foster struggled with stuttering in her youth. Part of a musical family, she inevitably took her turn at the microphone, and the music world is better for it. Here is Ruthie singing 'It Don't Come Easy' by Patty Griffin. Life doesn't come easy when you stutter. For support, visit [...]
At the end of every AIS intensive stuttering therapy program, we have Friends and Family Day, where clients invite their friends and family to watch them give a speech. It's the highlight of every intensive program here, when the clients face their fears and embrace the freedom to speak. The August intensive program had their [...]
Search Stories is a creative video series on YouTube that uses Google searches to tell a story. For example, here is the most popular Search Story that tells of a romance in France. Google gives you the ability to create your own Search Stories. We figured we could tell a cool story relating to stuttering [...]
"Nephew Tommy" is a comedy routine on the popular radio show The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Listeners submit a request through the show's website for 'Nephew Tommy' (played by comedian and Harvey's real-life nephew Thomas Miles) to prank call their friend. The ensuing phone conversation is recorded and played on the show. In a recent [...]
AIS client Alison talks about her experiences growing up with stuttering and the intensive stuttering therapy program that she just completed in July.
Last November at the ASHA Convention in New Orleans, some ASHA representatives were videotaping clinicians to find out what their stories were and how they got into the field. I was approached while on my way to the poster hall and agreed to do it. They said they would select some of the clinicians and [...]
Our 4th Annual Fundraiser Gala was held Monday night, and it was a phenomenal evening. Catherine was lovingly remembered, our honorees energized the crowd, and our clients touched the hearts of everyone in the room. A full write-up is in the works. In the meantime, here are two articles relating to the gala: Clarence Page [...]
Our dear founder and Executive Director of AIS, Catherine Otto Montgomery, passed away last week after an extended fight against cancer. A week later, we are still processing this loss in the midst of keeping the work of AIS going. The work before us is imposing, but with the AIS family behind us and Catherine's [...]
At last year's Freeing Voices, Changing Lives gala, Jodriann talked about his progress after several months of therapy here.