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So far Carl Herder has created 41 blog entries.

4 Reflections on the 2018 NSA Conference in Chicago

By |2018-08-14T15:20:48+00:00August 7th, 2018|People Who Stutter, Support, Uncategorized|

Stuttering is a journey through suffering, fear, and loneliness. But as I learned this past weekend, it doesn't always have to be. I traveled by myself to Chicago for the four-day National Stuttering Association conference knowing almost no one and left profoundly changed, connected, and accepted.  I've always been fortunate to have family and friends who have [...]

“I’ve learned not to take anything personally”

By |2018-07-24T14:43:58+00:00July 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Derek Mitchell is the leader of the Atlanta NSA Chapter, an accomplished public speaker, and an aspiring author. He recently joined AIS therapist, Carl Herder, for an interview. In these three videos, they discuss Derek's journey over the last several years, including facing fears of speaking and being judged while in graduate school, making the [...]

Revisiting Starbucks

By |2018-07-24T14:41:22+00:00July 13th, 2018|People Who Stutter, Stigma|

This article generated a great deal of public outrage, in particular since it involved a Philadelphia Starbucks, which had another controversial incident a few weeks ago. Sam, a student at Wharton, ordered his coffee and the barista responded by saying, “Ok S-S-Sam.” Then, when he received his order, “Sssssam” was written on the cup. Maintaining [...]

What is a stuttering gremlin?

By |2018-07-24T14:40:52+00:00May 7th, 2018|Stigma, Therapy for Stuttering|

This toxic creature is the voice inside your head that tells you a whole slew of ideas that when obeyed, will lead you down a path of “safe” but isolated self-defeating life choices. He is the mental collective of all the negative things others have said or implied about you as well as the more [...]

Keeping children talking – a parent testimonial

By |2018-04-04T10:11:57+00:00April 4th, 2018|Children Who Stutter, Testimonials|

Our Atlanta office is thriving and we're regularly hearing from people who are thrilled about our expansion into this region. One of our first preschool-aged clients in Atlanta recently phased out of therapy, and his mother kindly shared this testimonial. We were humbled to read her kind words, and are eager to touch the lives of [...]

Free Discussions with Parents of Children Who Stutter: Common Themes

By |2018-03-26T13:02:47+00:00March 26th, 2018|Children Who Stutter, Parents, Therapy for Stuttering|

Since December of 2017,  in collaboration with Dori Holte, we have hosted free online information and support groups for parents of children who stutter. These meetings were created to help parents navigate the complexities of childhood stuttering and provide much-needed support during the often confusing experience. We choose a theme each month. These have [...]

Slice of Life: I am more than my stutter

By |2018-03-21T10:08:04+00:00March 21st, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Featured, Immersion Programs, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, School, Stuttering Awareness, Testimonials|

Bibi is one of the many unique personalities with whom we've come into contact since establishing our new office in Atlanta, GA. Near the end of last school year, she was feeling tired of the impact stuttering was having on her life, and decided to ask a speech therapist at her high school if help [...]

Upcoming Immersion Programs at AIS

By |2018-04-09T15:38:02+00:00March 16th, 2018|Announcements, Featured, Immersion Programs, Intensive Programs, Therapy for Stuttering|

We've got five one-week immersion programs available this summer. If you're wanting to learn more about the design of the program and the recent change from calling these programs "intensives" to the new "immersions," check our this recent blog post. Still have questions? We'll answer some here. Why should you participate in an AIS [...]

How my stutter has made me a better father

By |2018-02-26T09:36:31+00:00February 26th, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, People Who Stutter|

A question often raised whenever I’m in a group of people who stutter is “what are the benefits, or what have you gotten out of stuttering?” Some of the more common answers are something like “it’s made me a more compassionate person” or, "it’s made me a more patient person.” While I think those are [...]