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AIS Speaker Series: Katherine Preston

By | April 7th, 2015|Books, Featured, People Who Stutter, Young Leadership Board|

Our first AIS Young Leadership Board Speaker Series event was a success! Our speaker, Katherine Preston, shared about her journey with stuttering, and signed copies of her book, Out With It. Below are some of our favorite photos from the evening. To stay in tune with events like these and all things AIS, subscribe to [...]

How AIS helped to free my voice and change my life

By | March 4th, 2015|Client Stories, Desensitization, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Testimonials, Therapy for Stuttering|

Written By Jeremiah Kitchen I didn't speak much at all from ages 18-30. It was very difficult for me to communicate due to the severity of my stuttering. I avoided speaking as much as I could, and spoke only when necessary and with as few words as possible. I had developed a lifestyle of silence, [...]

AIS Speech Therapist Sara MacIntyre on StutterTalk Podcast

By | February 20th, 2015|AIS News, AIS Staff, News in Stuttering, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Our very own Sara MacIntyre is on today's StutterTalk Podcast. As many of you know, Sara is a person who stutters herself. She and Peter Reitzes discuss what she wishes her speech-language pathologist (SLP) had known about stuttering. Such a powerful episode. Sara and Peter also talk about the downsides of "passing as fluent," the [...]

Valerie shares her recent experience with the AIS intensive program

By | February 19th, 2015|Client Stories, Desensitization, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Valerie participated in the January 2015 intensive therapy program here at AIS. Here she talks about what she did and didn't expect to achieve during the program, the subway challenge, and about how stuttering is different for her in English and Spanish. To learn more about therapy at the American Institute for Stuttering, visit stutteringtreatment.org. [...]

Valerie discusses her decision to start therapy at AIS

By | February 16th, 2015|Client Stories, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Valerie participated in the January 2015 intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering. Here she shares about her history with stuttering and her decision to start therapy at AIS. To learn more about therapy at the American Institute for Stuttering, visit stutteringtreatment.org. Follow AIS on Facebook at facebook.com/StutteringTreatment and on Twitter @StutteringTx, @StutterTx_Sara, [...]

BuzzFeed: 25 Things All People Who Stutter Will Understand

By | November 14th, 2014|News in Stuttering, People Who Stutter|

On October 29th, the topic of stuttering made the rounds on social media with the BuzzFeed article, "25 Things All People Who Stutter Will Understand." People throughout the stuttering community voiced their opinions about the piece, with many feeling a sense of truth and understanding. We agree that the piece captures stuttering in a truthful [...]

Emily Blunt visits the American Institute for Stuttering

By | October 17th, 2014|AIS News, Featured, People Who Stutter|

Emily Blunt with AIS teens and staff Emily Blunt, the amazingly talented actor and AIS Board Member, visited the American Institute for Stuttering last night. Similar to her first visit to AIS, she spent time learning about the therapy we do and sharing many of her own experiences with stuttering. This visit though, [...]

Heather Grossman featured on Stuttergirl Vlog

By | September 24th, 2014|AIS News, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering, Voluntary Stuttering|

AIS Clinical Director Dr. Heather Grossman spent time discussing stuttering with Jacquelyn from the StutterGirl video blog. In this two part video, they spend time talking about the many "layers" of stuttering, how secondary behaviors develop, voluntary stuttering, and learning to stutter on your own terms. Part one: Part two:

AIS Public Speaking Workshop Series: Check out this inside look from David

By | July 29th, 2014|AIS News, Client Stories, Featured, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|

AIS began offering monthly public speaking workshops in January and they have been a huge success! These workshops aim to give past and present clients an opportunity to hone their public speaking skills. AIS client, David Louisia, gives us an inside look at his most recent speech from the June workshop. This workshop focused on [...]

AIS & Stuttering Featured on Katie Couric

By | May 30th, 2014|AIS News, Featured, Headlines, News in Stuttering, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Recently, Dr. Heather Grossman, Executive Director of the American Institute for Stuttering, appeared on Katie Couric for a segment on stuttering. Joining her were AIS client Joel Viera and past AIS Gala Honoree Byron Pitts (ABC News). After the episode aired, Stuttertalk published a podcast about the segment, and shared interesting opinions about the way [...]

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