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21 Oct 2010

International Stuttering Awareness Day: Show us your best stutter!

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:03+00:00 October 21st, 2010|Headlines, News in Stuttering|1 Comment

The American Institute for Stuttering recognizes International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) on Friday, October 22. ISAD is a day to raise public awareness and understanding of the disorder of stuttering, which affects 3 million Americans and 60 million people around the world. To celebrate this day, AIS wants to see our friends' best stutter. On [...]

21 Oct 2010

Survey of children, teens, and young adults who stutter

By | 2010-10-21T11:16:24+00:00 October 21st, 2010|News in Stuttering|0 Comments

Two respected stuttering organizations, who are also friends of AIS, are researching how stuttering impacts the lives of children, teens, and young adults. Here is the information as we received it: The National Stuttering Association and Friends, The Association of Young People Who Stutter are conducting a survey on the experience of children, teens and [...]

19 Oct 2010

The history behind ‘The King’s Speech’: Listen to King George VI himself

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:03+00:00 October 19th, 2010|Headlines, News in Stuttering|3 Comments

As is well-documented on The AIS Blog, we are excited about the film The King’s Speech. We’re so looking forward to this movie, that we searched for audio of King George VI to get a historical perspective on His Majesty’s speech. Fortunately, we found a recording of the George VI’s broadcast to the nation as [...]

12 Oct 2010

‘The King’s Speech’ scores another festival win

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:03+00:00 October 12th, 2010|Headlines, News in Stuttering|1 Comment

The King's Speech continues to get the royal treatment from film festival audiences. On Sunday, the film won the audience award at the Hamptons International Film Festival. As we head into movie awards season, the Academy Award for Best Picture seems to have two front-runners: The Social Network (about the events behind the founding of [...]

24 Sep 2010

The King’s Speech: How a King of England faced his stuttering

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:03+00:00 September 24th, 2010|Headlines, News in Stuttering|4 Comments

The trailer is now out for the film The King's Speech, which stars Colin Firth as George VI, the King of England during World War II and a person who stuttered. The film looks gorgeous and evocative and has made impressive showings on the film festival circuit. The film recently won the People's Choice Award [...]

5 Aug 2010

Prank call to a man who stutters: Mean-spirited or harmless?

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:04+00:00 August 5th, 2010|Headlines, News in Stuttering|6 Comments

"Nephew Tommy" is a comedy routine on the popular radio show The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Listeners submit a request through the show's website for 'Nephew Tommy' (played by comedian and Harvey's real-life nephew Thomas Miles) to prank call their friend. The ensuing phone conversation is recorded and played on the show. In a recent [...]

19 Apr 2010

J. David Williams: A pioneer of stuttering therapy

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:05+00:00 April 19th, 2010|Headlines, News in Stuttering|1 Comment

The American Institute for Stuttering would like to recognize the passing this weekend of a pioneer in the field of stuttering therapy, J. David Williams. From The Stuttering Homepage: J. David Williams, Ph.D., was Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University (NIU), earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1954, specializing in stuttering. His [...]

15 Apr 2010

The International Online Cluttering Conference is happening now

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:05+00:00 April 15th, 2010|Cluttering, News in Stuttering|0 Comments

We first talked about cluttering with Craig, an intensive program client from this past January. Well, cluttering continues to draw much-needed attention in a big way with the start of the first-ever online conference about cluttering. The International Online Cluttering Conference is offered by Minnesota State University, Mankato, in conjunction with the International Cluttering Association [...]

17 Mar 2010

Raj Patel: Anointed messiah due to a moment of stuttering

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:06+00:00 March 17th, 2010|Headlines, News in Stuttering|6 Comments

We believe that stuttering doesn't have to hold anyone back from achieving success. In one case, stuttering actually ushered one (reluctant) interviewee into deity status! With tongue firmly planted in cheek, here is a brief review of the story of Raj Patel, an academic, activist, and author of New York Times best-seller The Value of [...]

11 Feb 2010

Chamonix explains the discovery of a genetic link to stuttering

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:06+00:00 February 11th, 2010|Headlines, News in Stuttering, Research|2 Comments

Chamonix explains the latest news in our field, the discovery of a genetic link to stuttering. For more information, read this CNN article and the original article in the New England Journal of Medicine. And as Chamonix said, check back here for our reactions to this announcement and what it might mean for people who [...]

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