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Stuttering and the big ‘A’

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 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 | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 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 | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 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 | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 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 | 2017-02-19T06:26:52+00:00 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, [...]

Heather Grossman featured on Stuttergirl Vlog

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00 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 & Stuttering Featured on Katie Couric

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00 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 [...]

Intensive therapy for adults: Mark discusses the third week of his intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Client Stories, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Mark recently completed the August three week intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering. On the final day of the program, Mark talked about the changes he experienced in his attitude and fluency. This video also ends with a clip of Mark doing the Subway Challenge on the F/M train in New York [...]

Intensive therapy for adults: Mark discusses the second week of his intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00 August 23rd, 2013|Featured, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Mark just finished the second week of the August 2013 three week intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering. In this video, he talks about the skill building that went on during the second week. In case you missed it, he also shared about the first week of his intensive program. To learn [...]

Intensive therapy for adults: Mark discusses the first week of his intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00 August 13th, 2013|Desensitization, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering, Voluntary Stuttering|

After completing the first week of the August three-week intensive therapy program, Mark talks about his reasons for choosing the AIS intensive program, and about his experiences so far. Thanks, Mark, for your willingness to share. To learn more about therapy at the American Institute for Stuttering, visit stutteringtreatment.org. Follow AIS on Facebook at facebook.com/StutteringTreatment [...]