6 reasons to get excited about International Stuttering Awareness Day

By |2018-10-18T12:15:45+00:00October 18th, 2018|Stuttering Awareness, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) is October 22nd. It's a special one for us here at AIS as we are celebrating a recent grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in support of our Atlanta office. In addition, there are so many reasons to get excited about ISAD! 1. Obviously, it's a great time [...]

American Institute for Stuttering Receives Grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

By |2018-10-17T07:13:34+00:00October 17th, 2018|Headlines, News in Stuttering|

American Institute for Stuttering Receives Grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Bolsters market expansion for stuttering treatment leader to provide state-of-the-art therapies in the Southeast NEW YORK, N.Y., OCTOBER 17, 2018 -- The American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) today announced receiving a grant from Atlanta-based The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in the amount [...]

Response to Steve Harvey’s Comments about Stuttering

By |2018-10-16T16:23:16+00:00October 16th, 2018|Headlines, News in Stuttering, People Who Stutter, Stuttering Awareness|

Steve Harvey’s show recently featured a young woman who stutters asking for advice. As therapists who specialize in the therapeutic treatment of stuttering, we at the American Institute for Stuttering feel it is important to clarify some of the points that were made in the segment. While Mr. Harvey’s intentions were clearly to be of [...]

My Disjointed Voice: A Poem About Stuttering

By |2018-10-12T16:55:08+00:00October 9th, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Creative, Self-Advertising, Stigma|

I decided to write this poem when I heard a lot of comments from my family members about how my writing voice is different from my speaking voice. I wanted to tell people through this poem that my thoughts are like everyone else’s even though my speaking voice is not. It speaks to the journey of stuttering because it highlights [...]

5 Things to Expect in a Stuttering Consultation

By |2018-10-02T12:48:00+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Children Who Stutter, Consultation, Immersion Programs, Parents, People Who Stutter, Teens who stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

For each client who is interested in participating in individual therapy, group immersion programs, or various workshops at the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS), we require an initial consultation. While we make efforts to answer any and all questions before scheduling the consultation, we wanted to provide five main things that you can expect in [...]

Julia’s reflections on the FRIENDS Convention

By |2018-09-11T09:03:49+00:00September 11th, 2018|Acceptance, Self-Advertising, Teens who stutter|

This year was my first FRIENDS Convention and it was truly amazing! For the convention I went to Omaha, Nebraska with my parents. Leading up to it I was very nervous, but also very excited. Ever since going to AIS I have seen how amazing the stuttering community is and being around it for three [...]

School SLP’s: 5 Ways to Support Your Student Who Stutters

By |2018-09-05T09:07:58+00:00September 4th, 2018|Children Who Stutter, School, Stigma|

School SLP's: 5 Ways to Support Your Student Who Stutters It’s the start of a new school year. This means new teachers, new classrooms, new subjects, new friends, and a whole bunch of new speaking situations. For your students who stutter, this is likely the most challenging time of the year. As their school speech-language [...]

10 Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew about Stuttering

By |2018-08-27T16:47:38+00:00August 27th, 2018|Acceptance, People Who Stutter, Support|

As a child growing up, I had many different misconceptions about stuttering, and the path that it would put me on as I entered adulthood. In reflecting back on some of these misconceptions, I wanted to share 10 core things that I wish I could tell myself at a younger age.   10 Things I [...]

3 Basic Rules of Self-Advertising Your Stuttering

By |2018-08-21T15:14:24+00:00August 21st, 2018|Acceptance, Self-Advertising|

Self-Advertising, or Self-Disclosure, is a powerful tool for people who stutter. For those unfamiliar with the concept, self-advertising is telling someone you stutter. If you find yourself getting caught up worrying about what others are thinking about your stuttering, think about how talking might be different if the listener only knew you stuttered. This is [...]

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 [...]