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?  [...]

Stuttering in Highly Communicative Careers: 4 Main Takeaways

By |2019-03-08T11:08:45-05:00March 8th, 2019|Advocacy, Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Self-Advertising, Speaker Series|

Stuttering in the workplace can be a particularly challenging experience, especially when effective communication is a core component of your job description. In our latest Speaker Series, Róisín McManus, a critical care nurse practitioner, and Christopher Schuyler, an attorney in New York City, shared and facilitated a discussion about navigating stuttering on their professional paths [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

3 Ways to Promote Self-Advocacy in Children who Stutter

By |2018-12-03T15:54:38-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Children Who Stutter, School, Stuttering Awareness, Therapy for Stuttering|

As a speech therapist who works with children who stutter, I have found that one of the most important components of a successful therapy experience is giving the child skills to be their own self-advocate. We live in a world where there are many myths, falsehoods, and inaccuracies circulating about stuttering, and the “best ways” [...]

Disclosing Stuttering: How is it done and what are the effects?

By |2018-12-07T10:58:16-05:00November 13th, 2018|Research, Self-Advertising, Stigma|

Disclosing stuttering is a common topic of conversation here at AIS; Many people who stutter (PWS) find enormous benefits from being open about their stuttering. Dr. Michael Boyle of Montclair State University recently presented a talk during Tuesday group summarizing several of his research findings about this important topic. Below are some of the main findings [...]

Helping children squash their stuttering gremlins

By |2018-10-30T16:30:47-05:00October 30th, 2018|Children Who Stutter, Parents, Self-Advertising, Stigma, Uncategorized|

At the American Institute for Stuttering, we frequently refer to “stuttering gremlins.” These are destructive creatures of the mind who spew forth a collection of unhelpful thoughts that, when obeyed, seem to afford safety from potentially painful speaking situations. In actuality though, listening to their chatter results in an influx of negative emotions and resulting [...]