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 [...]

Joe Biden is Running for President in 2020 (and he’s a person who stutters)

By |2019-04-26T16:08:18-05:00April 26th, 2019|Benefit Gala, Headlines, People Who Stutter, Uncategorized|

Former Vice President Joe Biden announced this week that he is running for President in 2020. Mr. Biden is a person who stutters, and regardless of political leanings, it's hard to ignore what he has accomplished. He has been in public office for more than 40 years, and has been very open about his stuttering. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Response to Steve Harvey’s Comments about Stuttering

By |2018-10-16T16:23:16-05:00October 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 [...]

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 [...]

10 Things I Wish My Younger Self Knew about Stuttering

By |2018-08-27T16:47:38-05:00August 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 [...]

4 Reflections on the 2018 NSA Conference in Chicago

By |2018-08-14T15:20:48-05:00August 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 [...]

Revisiting Starbucks

By |2018-07-24T14:41:22-05:00July 13th, 2018|People Who Stutter, Stigma|

This article generated a great deal of public outrage, in particular since it involved a Philadelphia Starbucks, which had another controversial incident a few weeks ago. Sam, a student at Wharton, ordered his coffee and the barista responded by saying, “Ok S-S-Sam.” Then, when he received his order, “Sssssam” was written on the cup. Maintaining [...]

Slice of Life: I am more than my stutter

By |2018-03-21T10:08:04-05:00March 21st, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Featured, Immersion Programs, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, School, Stuttering Awareness, Testimonials|

Bibi is one of the many unique personalities with whom we've come into contact since establishing our new office in Atlanta, GA. Near the end of last school year, she was feeling tired of the impact stuttering was having on her life, and decided to ask a speech therapist at her high school if help [...]