About Chaya Goldstein

Chaya Goldstein, M.A. CCC-SLP is a speech therapist at the American Institute for Stuttering.

What It’s Like to Give A Presentation About Stuttering At Work

By |2020-08-11T15:13:25-05:00August 5th, 2020|Acceptance, Advocacy, Client Stories, Desensitization, People Who Stutter, Self-Advertising, Stuttering Awareness|

At AIS we often talk about the value of self-advertising our stuttering. Self advertising has many benefits, including decreasing the fear of stuttering, educating our listeners, and creating a more 'stutter friendly' zone. Recently, Leah Graham, one of AIS's clients, self advertised her stutter in her workplace. She did this by giving a presentation about [...]

Jacquelyn Joyce Revere On Her Decision To Livestream Her Stuttering Therapy Sessions

By |2020-07-02T09:54:37-05:00June 24th, 2020|Client Stories, Desensitization, People Who Stutter, Speech Therapy, Therapy for Stuttering, Videos|

Jacquelyn Joyce Revere is a client at AIS who has recently been live-streaming her stuttering therapy sessions on Youtube. We asked Jacquelyn why she was willing to share such a personal experience publicly. Read more to learn about Jacquelyn's motivation to take this risk, her vision for the future, and how this experience has helped her [...]

Depathologizing Stuttering with Chris Constantino

By |2020-03-10T10:42:08-05:00March 6th, 2020|Acceptance, Research, Speaker Series, Stigma|

Our most recent Speakers Series featured Dr. Chris Constantino, a person who stutters and professor at Florida State University. Chris is a leading thinker and researcher who looks at stuttering through the lens of the social model of disability, neurodiversity and stuttering pride and gain. In his most recent talk at AIS Chris posed the [...]

5 Things Your Pediatrician May Not Know About Childhood Stuttering

By |2019-08-16T12:10:48-05:00August 8th, 2019|Parents, Pediatricians|

Your child started stuttering and you are concerned. You go to your pediatrician to see what to do. You are reassured that you have nothing to worry about. A weight is lifted off of your shoulders. But 3 months later your worry returns because your child is still stuttering. And 6 months later your worry [...]

Before I Say Hello: A Poem in Honor of NSAW

By |2019-05-10T16:34:36-05:00May 10th, 2019|Acceptance, Creative, People Who Stutter, Stuttering Awareness|

Kelly Severseike is an AIS client who a writer, blogger and poet. Kelly shared with us her poem "Before I Say Hello" in honor of  National Stuttering Awareness Week. "Before I Say Hello" speaks to the uncertainties of stuttering and the power that comes from owning and speaking in her own voice. We applaud Kelly [...]

Stuttering Boldly with Samantha Roblyer

By |2019-04-24T23:23:31-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Acceptance, Advocacy, Creative, Self-Advertising|

If you've ever considered boldly embracing your stutter but are not sure how, I invite you to meet Samantha Roblyer. Samantha is a sophomore from Lincoln, Nebraska who uses the medium of poetry to share her stuttering experiences. With her powerful words, Samantha destigmatizes stuttering and provides healing for her listeners. Her poems “If My [...]

5 Books To Support You With Stuttering Today

By |2019-03-25T13:59:31-05:00March 24th, 2019|Acceptance, Support|

Living with a stutter can be a challenge. Thankfully there are many resources available to help you navigate stuttering more successfully. Here are a few of our favorite books to help support you on your journey, wherever you find yourself today: 1.The Gifts of Imperfection Author: Brene Brown,. Ph.D. L.M.S.W. What is the book about?  [...]

Self-advocacy in the Workplace: 4 Tips with George Daquila

By |2019-03-05T14:23:33-05:00February 13th, 2019|Advocacy, People Who Stutter, Self-Advertising|

At AIS we often talk about the challenges people who stutter face in the workplace and explore ways to successfully navigate these challenges. In our latest speaker series we heard from George Daquila, a strong supporter of self-advocacy in the workplace, talk about his successes navigating stuttering and workplace challenges. George shared with us his story [...]

Stuttering Anticipation: Observing the Unobservable

By |2019-01-11T11:15:58-05:00January 11th, 2019|Research, Therapy for Stuttering|

Stuttering anticipation, the moment you know you are about to stutter but it hasn't happened yet, is an unobservable yet very common phenomenon experienced by people who stutter, and a topic that is largely discussed at AIS. In our latest speaker series, Dr. Eric Jackson, Assistant Professor and Director of the Stuttering and Vvariablity (SaVvy) [...]

No Longer Covert

By |2018-10-22T14:02:26-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Self-Advertising, Stuttering Awareness|

No Longer Covert My name is Adriana and I’ve chosen to share my story and no longer live as a covert stutterer. Being a covert stutterer meant that I did everything I could to hide my stutter. Growing up I was afraid of what people would do or say if they found out that I [...]