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Yes, Joe Biden is a Person Who Stutters

By |2019-09-18T14:27:48-05:00September 18th, 2019|Benefit Gala, Headlines, News in Stuttering, Stigma, Uncategorized|

A recent Los Angeles Times story was published discussing how Vice President Joe Biden overcame and was impacted by stuttering. While interviewing AIS director Dr. Heather Grossman for the piece, writer Janet Hook was interested to learn that in addition to some of the word usage and naming errors Biden has publicly made, some of [...]

3 Reasons Why I am Done Hiding from Stuttering at Work

By |2019-08-19T16:57:00-05:00August 19th, 2019|Advocacy, Client Stories|

For a long time now, I've been comfortable with stuttering, and I haven't let it impact me on a day-to-day basis. I am open and honest about it and I have often advertised to people that I stutter. But there is something different about being in a work environment, and I have come to a [...]

Mindfulness for People who Stutter: 4 Guided Meditations 

By |2019-07-19T12:54:15-05:00July 19th, 2019|Acceptance, Meditation, Mindfulness, Videos|

We often incorporate mindfulness and meditation practices in our work with people who stutter. What is mindfulness exactly? Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the popular Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” While meditation is the formal practice of mindfulness, [...]

2 classroom presentations about stuttering you just don’t want to miss

By |2019-06-12T14:54:19-05:00June 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Public Speaking, School, Self-Advertising|

One of the great perks of helping people who stutter is celebrating their achievements. High School student and AIS client Benji gave effective, engaging presentations for two of his classes, spreading awareness about stuttering to his peers. Read on for details and video of Benji's presentations, and for more on self-advocacy in high school, check [...]

National Stuttering Awareness Week

By |2019-05-06T15:31:32-05:00May 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The stuttering community marks the second week of May as National Stuttering Awareness Week. This NSAW, we have a variety of events and other ways you can help spread awareness, open the door to conversations about stuttering, and shed negative stigma. 1. Stuttering Scavenger Hunt New York City | Tuesday May 7th 6:30PM - 8:00PM Have you ever [...]

Joe Biden is Running for President in 2020 (and he’s a person who stutters)

By |2019-04-26T16:08:18-05:00April 26th, 2019|Benefit Gala, Headlines, People Who Stutter, Uncategorized|

Former Vice President Joe Biden announced this week that he is running for President in 2020. Mr. Biden is a person who stutters, and regardless of political leanings, it's hard to ignore what he has accomplished. He has been in public office for more than 40 years, and has been very open about his stuttering. [...]

Research Survey: For People who Don’t Stutter

By |2019-04-12T11:03:02-05:00April 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Research, Self-Advertising, Uncategorized|

People who stutter (PWS) often lament that listeners’ ignorance about stuttering makes communication more challenging. We assert that PWS can change inaccurate public perceptions through self-disclosure and educating listeners. To test this idea, we have launched a qualitative research study and we encourage PWS to be actively involved. Purpose  This study examines two questions: What [...]

5 Reasons to Attend an AIS Parent-Child Workshop

By |2019-03-05T12:58:52-05:00March 4th, 2019|Children Who Stutter, Parents, Workshops|

This past Sunday we held a parent-child workshop for kids who stutter and their families that was a huge success. We wanted to share some of the many valuable takeaways from the day, and encourage you and your family to attend one of our future workshops. 1. To give your CWS (child who stutters) an [...]

Five Great Books about Stuttering, for Kids

By |2019-03-04T14:38:10-05:00February 25th, 2019|Children Who Stutter, Featured, School, Stigma|

We love using storybooks as a way to explore children’s thoughts and feelings about stuttering. Not only are storybooks wonderful for developing language and literacy skills, but they also help children connect to their own experiences and serve as a natural way to facilitate sharing. Here are a few of our favorite books about stuttering [...]

Welcome Genna Hall!

By |2019-02-25T15:16:01-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Featured, Headlines|

We are excited to announce another addition to the American Institute for Stuttering. Genna Hall, M.A., CCC-SLP has joined the Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Therapy, our Atlanta office. Read below to learn a bit about Genna, who is now seeing clients on Saturdays.   Genna Hall, M.A., CCC-SLP Genna is honored to join [...]