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 [...]

Disclosing Stuttering: How is it done and what are the effects?

By |2018-12-07T10:58:16-05:00November 13th, 2018|Research, Self-Advertising, Stigma|

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 [...]

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 [...]

No Longer Covert

By |2018-10-22T14:02:26-05:00October 22nd, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Self-Advertising, Stuttering Awareness|

No Longer Covert My name is Adriana and I’ve chosen to share my story and no longer live as a covert stutterer. Being a covert stutterer meant that I did everything I could to hide my stutter. Growing up I was afraid of what people would do or say if they found out that I [...]

My Disjointed Voice: A Poem About Stuttering

By |2018-10-12T16:55:08-05:00October 9th, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Creative, Self-Advertising, Stigma|

I decided to write this poem when I heard a lot of comments from my family members about how my writing voice is different from my speaking voice. I wanted to tell people through this poem that my thoughts are like everyone else’s even though my speaking voice is not. It speaks to the journey of stuttering because it highlights [...]

Julia’s reflections on the FRIENDS Convention

By |2018-09-11T09:03:49-05:00September 11th, 2018|Acceptance, Self-Advertising, Teens who stutter|

This year was my first FRIENDS Convention and it was truly amazing! For the convention I went to Omaha, Nebraska with my parents. Leading up to it I was very nervous, but also very excited. Ever since going to AIS I have seen how amazing the stuttering community is and being around it for three [...]

3 Basic Rules of Self-Advertising Your Stuttering

By |2018-11-27T16:16:23-05:00August 21st, 2018|Acceptance, Self-Advertising|

Self-Advertising, or Self-Disclosure, is a powerful tool for people who stutter. For those unfamiliar with the concept, self-advertising is telling someone you stutter. If you find yourself getting caught up worrying about what others are thinking about your stuttering, think about how talking might be different if the listener only knew you stuttered. This is [...]