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My Fight

By | January 12th, 2017|Children Who Stutter, Client Stories, Intensive Programs, Therapy for Stuttering|

Hi, my name is Daniella, and I am 13 years old. I am in 8th grade and have been stuttering since 5th grade. Picture this: that really annoying kid who would raise her hand every time the teacher asked a question. You know the one; the little know-it-all who can be super annoying sometimes, that [...]

“Love and Speed Dating”

By | October 25th, 2016|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering, Videos|

Hector shares his experience at the recent AIS Public Speaking Workshop. I decided to participate in AIS's Public Speaking workshop because I wanted to gain more confidence in my public speaking. My job requires me to speak a fair amount, and while I've gotten better at it over time, it still doesn't feel...right. We were [...]

Upcoming One-Day Workshop

By | October 14th, 2016|Therapy for Stuttering, Upcoming Events|

Sunday, December 4th 10-5pm Please join us for a Fear Reduction One-Day Workshop at AIS. This one-day workshop is for past and present AIS clients who want to work on reducing individual speaking fears and avoidances, and push beyond their personal comfort zones. We will complete cognitive restructuring exercises to change the negative thoughts that [...]

Journaling and Acting Workshop: Thoughts and Reflections

By | September 23rd, 2016|AIS News, Creative, Therapy for Stuttering|

AIS Clients during the recent Acting and Writing Workshop during our special Tuesday Group series. Last Tuesday night, eight of us met to experiment with writing and improvisation as tools for self-exploration. We reflected on ourselves, our stuttering, and our life journeys thus far. Starting with writing prompts and then theater exercises, everyone [...]

Sameer talks about a stuttering scavenger hunt

By | August 24th, 2015|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Sameer participated in the June 2015 teen intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering, and in this video, he talks about a stuttering scavenger hunt they did during the program. The scavenger hunt changes a bit from group to group, but we've really enjoyed using this activity as a way to push our [...]

Four videos of Sid from the AIS intensive program

By | August 18th, 2015|Desensitization, Featured, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|

Every time a person completes an intensive program here at AIS, we provide them with the videos we recorded during their experience. Sid participated in the July 2015 two-week intensive program and he gave us permission to share all four of his videos. Thank you Sid! On the first day of the intensive program, Sid [...]

Stuttering and the big ‘A’

By | April 17th, 2015|Acceptance, Featured, Therapy for Stuttering|

Written by: Dr. Heather Grossman Why does everybody keep talking about “accepting” stuttering? At AIS, we promote that people who stutter strive to accept their stuttering. This makes some people cringe! They ask, “Why should I accept something that is so annoying? I don’t want to accept it, I want to learn to control it!” [...]

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. [...]

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