Therapy for Stuttering

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2 May 2017

Meditation resources to help in your stuttering journey

By | 2017-05-02T16:00:54+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Therapy for Stuttering|1 Comment

In our day-to-day work with people who stutter here at the American Institute for Stuttering, we often introduce our clients to various aspects of mindfulness. We describe mindfulness as a calm awareness of what is happening now, internally and externally, without judgment. The application of mindfulness in stuttering therapy has broad implications, but can range [...]

12 Jan 2017

My Fight

By | 2017-03-07T21:34:35+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Children Who Stutter, Client Stories, Intensive Programs, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

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 [...]

25 Oct 2016

“Love and Speed Dating”

By | 2017-03-07T21:49:09+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering, Videos|0 Comments

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 [...]

14 Oct 2016

Upcoming One-Day Workshop

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:49+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Therapy for Stuttering, Upcoming Events|0 Comments

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 [...]

23 Sep 2016

Journaling and Acting Workshop: Thoughts and Reflections

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:49+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|AIS News, Creative, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

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 [...]

24 Aug 2015

Sameer talks about a stuttering scavenger hunt

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

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 [...]

18 Aug 2015

Four videos of Sid from the AIS intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Desensitization, Featured, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

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 [...]

17 Apr 2015

Stuttering and the big ‘A’

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Acceptance, Featured, Therapy for Stuttering|3 Comments

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!” [...]

4 Mar 2015

How AIS helped to free my voice and change my life

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Client Stories, Desensitization, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Testimonials, Therapy for Stuttering|3 Comments

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, [...]

20 Feb 2015

AIS Speech Therapist Sara MacIntyre on StutterTalk Podcast

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 February 20th, 2015|AIS News, AIS Staff, News in Stuttering, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

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 [...]

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