2 classroom presentations about stuttering you just don’t want to miss

By |2019-06-12T14:54:19-05:00June 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Public Speaking, School, Self-Advertising|

One of the great perks of helping people who stutter is celebrating their achievements. High School student and AIS client Benji gave effective, engaging presentations for two of his classes, spreading awareness about stuttering to his peers. Read on for details and video of Benji's presentations, and for more on self-advocacy in high school, check [...]

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” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Going Back to School as a Teen Who Stutters

By |2017-02-19T06:26:49-05:00September 19th, 2016|Client Stories, School|

Grace having some fun at the FRIENDS Conference in 2015 where she had the opportunity to meet other teens who stutter. Hi everyone! My name is Grace and I’m so excited to be writing a back to school post for the AIS blog! I just started my sophomore year at a pretty small [...]

Back to school resources for children who stutter and their parents

By |2017-02-19T06:26:55-05:00August 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 [...]

Being a teenager who stutters

By |2017-02-19T06:26:57-05:00February 26th, 2013|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, School, Therapy for Stuttering|

Jodriann regularly attends our weekly teen therapy group. He agreed to share with our blog by answering a few questions about being a teen who stutters. Jodriann is no stranger to the AIS Blog. In 2009, he gave a speech at the AIS gala and was kind enough to share his feelings about the speech [...]

Stuttering and the shy child

By |2017-02-19T06:26:59-05:00October 15th, 2012|Featured, School|

Since my return to the American Institute for Stuttering, I've been badgering the AIS staff about possible topics for new blog posts. I recently heard Amy Strekas share about her interest in shyness and its relation to people who stutter. So, naturally, I jumped on the opportunity to pay it forward to the AIS Blog. [...]