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4 Nov 2011

Detecting Stuttering Problems

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:00+00:00 November 4th, 2011|Featured, Therapy for Stuttering|1 Comment

Heather L. Grossman, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-FD Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders and Clinical Director of AIS discusses methods for detecting stuttering problems: When parents first hear their child stutter, they typically feel panic and even fear. It's heartbreaking to hear very young children cry out in frustration, "My mouth doesn't work!" or cover their [...]

29 Jun 2011

Haikus about stuttering!!!!

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:00+00:00 June 29th, 2011|People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

Last night, after our weekly support/practice group, I joined the group at a local watering hole. During that time, I challenged them to write poetry about stuttering, in the form of a Haiku. Here's what some of them came up with. What do you think? By Roelof Stutterers allowed To be speaking here tonight Those [...]

1 Feb 2011

The 34th Street challenge!

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:02+00:00 February 1st, 2011|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

The January intensive therapy program is now in the books. In the next few weeks, we'll share various posts and videos from the program. Here, several participants decided to accept a challenge from Carl. The group was on their way to Macy's, where they would practice integrating several mental and physical strategies with various employees. [...]

7 Dec 2009

Voluntary stuttering: Taking a lesson from musicians

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:08+00:00 December 7th, 2009|Therapy for Stuttering|8 Comments

This past Saturday, we held a one-day refresher therapy course for past clients. We spent the day working on voluntary stuttering and reviewing vocal fold management. During our conversation about voluntary stuttering, one of the participants shared a very interesting point. She has a friend who is a professional oboe player. Whenever he has a [...]

19 Jul 2009

Two great videos on how diaphragmatic breathing works

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:11+00:00 July 19th, 2009|Therapy for Stuttering|7 Comments

Here's a fantastic video that demonstrates the internal workings of normal diaphragmatic breathing. I have been showing this to clients recently during sessions when we cover diaphragmatic breathing, and it has been a big hit! Also, here is another video with color-coordinated detail of the diaphragm, lungs, intercostal muscles, and surrounding organs (and also features [...]

30 Jun 2009

Four Questions: The Pros and Cons of Stuttering and Fluency

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:12+00:00 June 30th, 2009|Intensive Programs, Therapy for Stuttering|1 Comment

In the third week of each intensive therapy program, we have the participants contemplate and answer the following questions: What's 'bad' about stuttering? What have been the benefits of your stuttering? Is there any downside to being a more fluent speaker? Lastly, what are the benefits of managing your speech effectively and speaking more fluently? [...]

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