Katherine Preston on her new book

Katherine Preston is the author of Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice. She visited AIS to several years ago in order to interview Catherine Montgomery and visit with our Tuesday night support/practice group. Its been along time coming, but her book is finally hitting the shelves! She was kind enough to [...]

Congratulations to Lazaro Arbos!

Last night, one of the many American Idol auditions was that of a very brave person who stutters. No doubt, it was the featured audition of the night. Lazaro Arbos has stuttered since he was six years old. He and his family moved from Cuba to Florida when he was ten. He is now 21 years old and [...]

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.

International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference

As you may know, International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) is later this month, on October 22, 2012. ISAD began in 1998, and was spear-headed by Michael Sugarman, Oakland, California. ISAD recognizes the growing alliance between speech-language professionals and consumers, who are learning from each other and working together to share, give support, and educate one [...]

In Search of Stuttering’s Genetic Code

Recently, an article was published in the ASHA Leader regarding stuttering and the search for its genetic link. In 2010, Dr. Dennis Drayna published research in the New England Journal of Medicine that revealed three genetic mutations in the brain cells of people who stutter. Since then, many questions have been posed in regards to his findings. [...]

Teen Stuttering

Check out this article about AIS client Julia Marzovilla, who is on a mission to teach others about stuttering by talking about her own experiences with this speech challenge. Go Julia! http://www.teenvogue.com/connect/hot-topic/2012/03/teen-stuttering

Famous Athlete Who Stutters

Read this insightful article about Sophie Gustafson, a champion golfer and person who stutters. Gain some perspective about stuttering, a widespread issue that is frequently misunderstood and rarely discussed in the media. Stuttering can be an overwhelming challenge, especially for those in the public light. Read the article here