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

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:00+00:00 July 20th, 2011|News in Stuttering|

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

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:00+00:00 July 17th, 2011|News in Stuttering|

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:02+00:00 March 1st, 2011|Headlines, News in Stuttering, The King's Speech|

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

By | 2011-02-16T22:06:03+00:00 February 16th, 2011|Headlines, News in Stuttering, The King's Speech|

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!

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:02+00:00 February 7th, 2011|News in Stuttering|

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

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:02+00:00 January 25th, 2011|Headlines, News in Stuttering|

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 [...]

British Stammering Association chief talks to Colin Firth about stuttering, ‘The King’s Speech’

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:03+00:00 October 28th, 2010|Headlines, News in Stuttering|

Chief Executive of the British Stammering Association Norbert Lieckfeldt spoke with Colin Firth about stuttering and his portrayal of King George VI of England in The King's Speech. Extensive and fascinating, their exchange is more a conversation between friends than an interview. Some notable quotes from Firth: "But my main concern really has been - [...]