Helping children squash their stuttering gremlins

By |2018-10-30T16:30:47+00:00October 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

My Fight

By |2017-10-26T13:25:20+00:00January 12th, 2017|Children Who Stutter, Client Stories, Intensive Programs, Therapy for Stuttering|

Hi, my name is Daniella, and I am 13 years old. I am in 8th grade and have been stuttering since 5th grade. Picture this: that really annoying kid who would raise her hand every time the teacher asked a question. You know the one; the little know-it-all who can be super annoying sometimes, that [...]

7 Ways to Feel More Comfortable Talking about Stuttering to Others

By |2017-10-26T13:14:30+00:00December 16th, 2016|Children Who Stutter, Client Stories, Intensive Programs|

Hi my name is MaKenna and I am 12 years old. Telling people about my stuttering was probably the hardest thing for me. Over the summer, I went to the AIS Teen Intensive Week, and we had to do some pretty challenging things that helped me overcome my fear of telling people about my stuttering. [...]

Back to school resources for children who stutter and their parents

By |2017-02-19T06:26:55+00:00August 26th, 2014|Children Who Stutter, Featured, School|

It's that time of year again! We know the beginning of the school year presents unique challenges for children who stutter as well as their parents. Here are several resources to help you with the transition back to school. The Stuttering Foundation offers a variety of back to school resources on their website. We specifically [...]

Children who stutter – Fun ways to practice speech tools!

By |2017-02-19T06:26:57+00:00March 4th, 2013|Children Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Written by: Dr. Heather Grossman We recently posted on the importance of listening.  It is more important to focus on what your child is saying than on how he or she is saying it. The speech therapist working with you and your child will help you determine when the time is right to actively integrate [...]

The power of listening

By |2017-02-19T06:26:58+00:00January 10th, 2013|Children Who Stutter|

Written by Heather Grossman  Children are always told to “listen,” are praised for being “good listeners” and scolded when they are “not listening!”  In an attempt to increase their child’s active listening, adults often give directions and advice, rather than showing active listening themselves. Whether a child stutters or not, what better way to foster [...]