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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Written by: Dr. Heather Grossman We recently posted on the importance of listening. It is more important to focus on what your child is saying than on how he or she is saying it. The speech therapist working with you and your child will help you determine when the time is right to actively integrate [...]
Jodriann regularly attends our weekly teen therapy group. He agreed to share with our blog by answering a few questions about being a teen who stutters. Jodriann is no stranger to the AIS Blog. In 2009, he gave a speech at the AIS gala and was kind enough to share his feelings about the speech [...]
Is “shy” the same as “introverted,” and what does that have to do with stuttering? With the holidays upon us, there tend to be more opportunities for socializing. A person who stutters may find these gatherings challenging, particularly if he or she feels shy in social settings. Shyness is a feeling of timidity, discomfort, or [...]
Written by: Amy Strekas We wrote a post about shyness and children who stutter a couple of months ago and we'd like to address this same issue in adults. While stuttering does not cause shyness, some adults who stutter also happen to struggle with social anxiety. If you're interested in this topic, you might find this [...]
Earlier today, I was working with an adult client who clutters and stutters (for more information on cluttering, check out this previous AIS Blog post). In order to reduce his speech rate and the rate at which he responds to others in conversation, this client was practicing pausing. In our conversational practice, his goal was [...]
We recently started a parent support group here at AIS that meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30. Some of the issues that were raised are those that are frequently posed by parents of children who stutter. We’d like to take a moment to address one of those FAQs. Q: Why doesn’t my [...]