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Extreme desensitization: Umang talks about the subway challenge

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 July 1st, 2013|Desensitization, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Umang accepted the subway challenge while participating in the May 2013 intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering. The subway challenge is not a required activity in the AIS intensive program, but a challenge for those willing to work on desensitization in an extreme manner. Let us know if you have any questions [...]

Samuel L. Jackson speaks at the Freeing Voices Changing Lives Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Benefit Gala, Featured, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|

On June 3, 2013, we had the privilege of honoring Samuel L. Jackson at our 7th Annual Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala. Each year at the gala, we aim to raise money in order to continue providing universally affordable specialized therapy to people who stutter of all ages. Bruce Willis, a surprise guest, presented [...]

Umang talks about his experience with the May 2013 intensive therapy program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Umang participated in the May 2013 intensive therapy program. This video was filmed on the last day of his three weeks of group therapy. Let us know if you have any questions for Umang. He would be happy to answer them.

Dhruv gives a speech at a Toastmaster’s competition and wins first place!

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 May 14th, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|

Dhruv attended our intensive therapy program this past January and he recently rejoined his local Toastmaster's club in Guangzhou, China. On March 23rd, he competed in a Toastmaster's divisional speech contest and won second place with his speech titled, "Turn-Around Thinking." In the speech, Dhruv shares about attending the intensive therapy program at AIS, and [...]

Jon Paul talks about self-advertising his stuttering and the subway challenge

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 May 6th, 2013|Client Stories, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

In this video blog, Jon Paul discusses self-advertising his stuttering and the subway challenge. As we mentioned in a previous post, Jon Paul attended the AIS intensive therapy program in May 2005. Thanks again Jon Paul for your willingness to share! For more information about Jon Paul, check out his website.

Jon Paul’s friends and family speech from May 2005

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|

As promised in a recent blog post, this is a video of the speech that Jon Paul Ruggeiri gave to a group of friends and family near the end of his intensive therapy program at AIS in May, 2005.

Eight years after his intensive therapy program, Jon Paul watches his friends and family speech

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Client Stories, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|

In May 2005, Jon Paul attended the AIS intensive therapy program for stuttering. Near the end of the program, he and the other participants gave speeches to invited friends and family. Recently Jon Paul visited with us watched the video of his speech. In this video blog, Jon Paul discusses the impact of watching that [...]

Dhruv discusses stuttering, Toastmaster’s, and the AIS intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:57+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|

written by: Dhruv Gupta Toastmasters & Stuttering. Can the two really go together? Many would consider them contradictory. I consider them complementary. I joined Toastmasters in January 2010. The primary reason I joined was because I stutter - I have been since I was eight years old. A friend had told me “Toastmasters makes you [...]

Katherine Preston on her new book

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:57+00:00 March 28th, 2013|Featured, Friends, News in Stuttering, People Who Stutter|

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 [...]

Setting daily objectives

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:57+00:00 March 22nd, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering, Voluntary Stuttering|

In this video, AIS client Jacquelyn discusses her current daily challenge of voluntary stuttering with three strangers per day. Jacquelyn previously shared about being and actress who stutters, and recently started her own blog, StutterGirl.

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