Clarence Page on ‘The King’s Speech’: A stutter unfit for a king

The King’s Speech continues to carry royal momentum into this year’s Academy Awards, receiving 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, and nods for its three leads, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter.

We’re happy to share an article that Clarence Page, award-winning journalist and AIS Board member, wrote about the film at the end of last month. This touching piece includes experiences from Clarence’s childhood and quotes from AIS client Adam Marlowe.

Adam shared about both the film and his experience at AIS, saying, “In reality what really helped me was what you saw in the movie, a long-term therapy, working on your voice and your breathing but also on how you view yourself as a stutterer in the world.”

Read Clarence‘s article on the Chicago Tribune website.

By |2017-02-19T06:27:02+00:00January 25th, 2011|Headlines, News in Stuttering|1 Comment


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  1. Frederick January 30, 2011 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Everyone,

    I read the article and it said “Marlowe decided to seek help at the American Institute for Stuttering, a nonprofit organization of which — full disclosure — I happen to be a board member. There he received much of what is depicted in the movie, treatment that probed the underlying emotions, memories, anxieties and attitudes that undercut his ability to control his own voice.”

    I thought the Director said that most of the treatment provided in the movie was actually from the past and is not used in the AIS program.

    Could you clarify this for us please.

    Thanks.

    Frederick

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