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Eight years after his intensive therapy program, Jon Paul watches his friends and family speech

By | April 22nd, 2013|Client Stories, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|

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 [...]

Dhruv discusses stuttering, Toastmaster’s, and the AIS intensive program

By | April 2nd, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|

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 [...]

Setting daily objectives

By | March 22nd, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering, Voluntary Stuttering|

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.

Children who stutter – Fun ways to practice speech tools!

By | March 4th, 2013|Children Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

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 [...]

Being a teenager who stutters

By | February 26th, 2013|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, School, Therapy for Stuttering|

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 [...]

Shy vs. introverted, what’s the difference?

By | December 21st, 2012|Featured, Therapy for Stuttering|

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 [...]

Adults who stutter: Shyness and social anxiety

By | December 19th, 2012|Featured, Therapy for Stuttering|

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 [...]

Pausing and speech rate, a basketball analogy

By | December 13th, 2012|Cluttering, Therapy for Stuttering|

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 [...]

Teen Stuttering

By | April 7th, 2012|News in Stuttering, Therapy for Stuttering|

Check out this article about AIS client Julia Marzovilla, who is on a mission to teach others about stuttering by talking about her own experiences with this speech challenge. Go Julia!

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