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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 [...]

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” [...]

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 [...]

5 Things to Expect in a Stuttering Consultation

By |2018-10-02T12:48:00-05:00October 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 |2018-09-05T09:07:58-05:00September 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 |2018-04-04T10:11:57-05:00April 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 |2018-03-26T13:02:47-05:00March 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 |2017-10-26T13:25:20-05:00January 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 |2017-10-26T13:14:30-05:00December 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. [...]