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 [...]
Craig, who last shared about cluttering, talks about his fears and motivations going into the January intensive stuttering therapy program.
At the beginning of an intensive stuttering therapy program, we have each client draw their stuttering; basically a representation of it or how it makes them feel. Then at the end of the three-week program, we have them draw their stuttering again. It's like a before and after insight into how our clients view their [...]
Participants in the June intensive therapy program first share how their stuttering makes them feel and then share information about themselves that is true despite their stuttering. These guys have been truly courageous throughout the first two weeks of the program and are now heading into the home stretch.
In the third week of each intensive therapy program, we have the participants contemplate and answer the following questions: What's 'bad' about stuttering? What have been the benefits of your stuttering? Is there any downside to being a more fluent speaker? Lastly, what are the benefits of managing your speech effectively and speaking more fluently? [...]
Yesterday, we started the June intensive program, and the group has already enjoyed getting to know each other with the conversations and laughter that go with that. They've also taken bigger steps than they may have ever imagined. That was just the first day! We're going to start getting some people in front of the [...]
So, a lot was said the other week building up to the group's trip to Macy's last Wednesday. And then the group delivered their speeches during Family and Friends Day on Thursday. And then Friday was the last day and the goodbyes that go along with it. And then Memorial Day weekend. All that to [...]
It may be a little cliche, but it's hard to believe that 3 weeks have already passed by. The May program group is finishing its last hour together here at AIS. We have more pictures and video to share with you from the group, but work has been busy with our benefit gala coming up [...]