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 [...]
Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) have published an article in Current Biology titled, A Mutation Associated with Stuttering Alters Mouse Pup Ultrasonic Vocalizations. We learned in a previous study by Dennis Drayna at NIDCD that approximately 8% of people who stutter have [...]
This morning, we were excited to watch the Today Show, as Katherine Preston was interviewed by Jamie Gangel about her new book Out With It. For those of you familiar with the AIS Blog or the National Stuttering Association, there's a good chance you've heard of Katherine before. Katherine met with our founder, Catherine Montgomery, [...]
written by: Dr. Heather Grossman People who stutter often report that they have other relatives who stutter. However, this finding alone does not prove that stuttering is genetic; one could argue that a child can come to stutter by imitation. Further complicating the issue is the fact that not all people who stutter actually have [...]
photo: mararie In May 2009, the National Stuttering Association (NSA) conducted a survey to gather information about stuttering. They received responses from 1,235 people, including 686 adults and 31 teens who stutter. The survey showed some very positive things including: Changing one’s attitude toward speaking and stuttering was the most successful therapy approach for both [...]
photo: Janus Development Group An interesting discussion is taking place in the comments of our May 2009 post “A great research article on the SpeechEasy.” We’d like to bring this exchange to the forefront rather than have it remain virtually buried in last May’s archives. The post featured a short video of Chamonix introducing a [...]
Chamonix explains the latest news in our field, the discovery of a genetic link to stuttering. For more information, read this CNN article and the original article in the New England Journal of Medicine. And as Chamonix said, check back here for our reactions to this announcement and what it might mean for people who [...]
Chamonix talks about some of the groundbreaking research on the brain and how it relates to stuttering. For your convenience, here is a link to The Child and Adolescent Stuttering Treatment & Activity Resource Guide.