As promised in a recent blog post, this is a video of the speech that Jon Paul Ruggeiri gave to a group of friends and family near the end of his intensive therapy program at AIS in May, 2005.
In May 2005, Jon Paul attended the AIS intensive therapy program for stuttering. Near the end of the program, he and the other participants gave speeches to invited friends and family. Recently Jon Paul visited with us watched the video of his speech. In this video blog, Jon Paul discusses the impact of watching that [...]
written by: Dhruv Gupta Toastmasters & Stuttering. Can the two really go together? Many would consider them contradictory. I consider them complementary. I joined Toastmasters in January 2010. The primary reason I joined was because I stutter - I have been since I was eight years old. A friend had told me “Toastmasters makes you [...]
In this video, AIS client Jacquelyn discusses her current daily challenge of voluntary stuttering with three strangers per day. Jacquelyn previously shared about being and actress who stutters, and recently started her own blog, StutterGirl.
The January 2013 intensive therapy program here at AIS will come to an end this Friday. We've regularly encouraged these clients to think of this therapy experience as the beginning, rather than the end. After all, the meaning of commencement is, "a start, or a beginning." As such, at the end of the week, they [...]
Yesterday, we began an intensive therapy program with eight courageous people who stutter. These eight individuals will be spending a lot of time at AIS over the next three weeks, and they'll be making big changes in their lives. The staff at AIS is excited to suport them on this journey. If you're interested in [...]
Jacquelyn is a trained actress and she regularly auditions for various roles. In a recent audition, a past professor was in attendance. After the audition, he emailed her with some advice. Thank you Jacquelyn for your willingness to share with the AIS blog.
After my exciting venture into Taboo, I went home with a new sense of accomplishment. In a way, using voluntary stuttering made me appreciate AIS in a new way. I was aware, through watching videos of client testimonials and reading letters, of the countless ways that this program has helped so many people, but being [...]
As an intern with no knowledge of stuttering or speech pathology in general, my first instinct upon learning of the intensive taking place was to stay far, far away. When I had to walk through the group, whether they were playing games, joking around or being educated about their stuttering, I would zip through as [...]
Below is an essay written by one of our clients about his experience attending our last 3-week intensive program: My name is Desmond Brown, and I am a stutterer. I started stuttering from about age three and found it more arduous as I got older. My stuttering was so bad that I read at a [...]