Slice of Life: I am more than my stutter

Bibi is one of the many unique personalities with whom we've come into contact since establishing our new office in Atlanta, GA. Near the end of last school year, she was feeling tired of the impact stuttering was having on her life, and decided to ask a speech therapist at her high school if help [...]

Back to school resources for children who stutter and their parents

It's that time of year again! We know the beginning of the school year presents unique challenges for children who stutter as well as their parents. Here are several resources to help you with the transition back to school. The Stuttering Foundation offers a variety of back to school resources on their website. We specifically [...]

Stuttering and the shy child

Since my return to the American Institute for Stuttering, I've been badgering the AIS staff about possible topics for new blog posts. I recently heard Amy Strekas share about her interest in shyness and its relation to people who stutter. So, naturally, I jumped on the opportunity to pay it forward to the AIS Blog. [...]

Stuttering in preschool children: Carl speaks to the teachers

photo: kvanhorn On Monday, I did an inservice at the Episcopal School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Char, a past client, is a teacher there. This was my second opportunity to speak about stuttering with the teachers at a preschool and I hope to do it much more. During the inservice, my goal [...]

Starting the school year on the right foot: Part 2

Chamonix and I had a discussion last week regarding considerations for children who stutter in this 'back to school' season. Below are some of the important parts of our conversation. In Part 1, I highlighted parent-teacher and student-teacher meetings, and suggestions for the teacher. Disclosure of Stuttering to Others In a previous AIS Blog post, [...]

Starting the school year on the right foot: Part 1

There are many considerations for children who stutter and their parents in this 'back to school' season. Chamonix and I recently discussed this matter as we've both been addressing this issue with the children and families with whom we work. So, what can students and parents do to start out the school year on the [...]