In a gathering of stutterers, echoes and tribute to Catherine Montgomery

AIS alumnus Aman Kumar shares his experience at the recent NSA conference: My experience at the National Stuttering Association conference was singularly transformative, and for stutterers and fluent speakers alike who may have opportunity to attend in future I would simply say: Go. Go for the experience of meeting over a thousand people who speak [...]

On the 2011 Annual Conference for the National Stuttering Association

Caryn Herring, a speech-language pathology graduate student and AIS intern, wrote this summary of the recent NSA conference: I recently attended the National Stuttering Association’s (NSA) annual conference.  This year the conference was held in Fort Worth, Texas and it was considered the largest gathering of people who stutter in history.  There were over 800 [...]

Harvey Weinstein Explains Re-Releasing The King’s Speech: PG-13

The release of The King's Speech: PG-13 found resistance among some critics who wondered if it was just a ploy for padding box office sales. Harvey Weinstein, head of The Weinstein Company, recently responded to these insinuations in an article for The Daily Beast, where he reveals his motivations for re-releasing The King's [...]

‘The King’s Speech’ Reigns at the 83rd Academy Awards

The American Institute for Stuttering would like to congratulate The King's Speech on winning its four Academy Awards – Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Picture! David Seidler, the film's screenwriter and a person who stutters, conceived the film after being inspired by the story of George VI of England [...]

Clarence Page and Chamonix Sikora discuss stuttering on CNN

On Saturday, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clarence Page and AIS Executive Director Chamonix Sikora appeared on CNN to discuss stuttering. As discussed in this space before, AIS is happy to have Clarence as a member of our Board of Directors. The film The King's Speech provided a backdrop for the discussion. The movie has also lit [...]

Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand: Now online!

I recently connected with the author of the children's book Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand. He was a friend of Catherine's, and she wrote a little blurb for the book. We have a hard copy of it here at AIS that we share with our kids. He let me know that the book is now [...]

Clarence Page on ‘The King’s Speech’: A stutter unfit for a king

The King's Speech continues to carry royal momentum into this year's Academy Awards, receiving 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, and nods for its three leads, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. We're happy to share an article that Clarence Page, award-winning journalist and AIS Board member, wrote about the film [...]