National Stuttering Awareness Week

By |2019-05-06T15:31:32-05:00May 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The stuttering community marks the second week of May as National Stuttering Awareness Week. This NSAW, we have a variety of events and other ways you can help spread awareness, open the door to conversations about stuttering, and shed negative stigma. 1. Stuttering Scavenger Hunt New York City | Tuesday May 7th 6:30PM - 8:00PM Have you ever [...]

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. [...]

Research Survey: For People who Don’t Stutter

By |2019-04-12T11:03:02-05:00April 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Research, Self-Advertising, Uncategorized|

People who stutter (PWS) often lament that listeners’ ignorance about stuttering makes communication more challenging. We assert that PWS can change inaccurate public perceptions through self-disclosure and educating listeners. To test this idea, we have launched a qualitative research study and we encourage PWS to be actively involved. Purpose  This study examines two questions: What [...]

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 [...]

6 reasons to get excited about International Stuttering Awareness Day

By |2018-10-18T12:15:45-05:00October 18th, 2018|Stuttering Awareness, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events|

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) is October 22nd. It's a special one for us here at AIS as we are celebrating a recent grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in support of our Atlanta office. In addition, there are so many reasons to get excited about ISAD! 1. Obviously, it's a great time [...]

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 [...]

“I’ve learned not to take anything personally”

By |2018-07-24T14:43:58-05:00July 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Derek Mitchell is the leader of the Atlanta NSA Chapter, an accomplished public speaker, and an aspiring author. He recently joined AIS therapist, Carl Herder, for an interview. In these three videos, they discuss Derek's journey over the last several years, including facing fears of speaking and being judged while in graduate school, making the [...]

Announcing Mark O’Malia to the AIS Therapy Staff!

By |2017-10-19T13:18:05-05:00October 18th, 2017|Featured, Headlines, Uncategorized|

Join us in welcoming our newest therapist to the American Institute for Stuttering, Mark O’Malia, M.S., CF-SLP! Read below to get to know a little more about Mark, and be sure to connect with him on Facebook!   Mark O’Malia, M.S., CF-SLP As a person who stutters, Mark has an in-depth understanding of the unique [...]

Coming to Atlanta! Teen intensive therapy program – June 12-17, 2017

By |2017-04-03T01:01:14-05:00February 23rd, 2017|Featured, Intensive Programs, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events, Workshops|

We are proud to announce our first ever intensive therapy program for teens who stutter in Atlanta, Georgia! For over 20 years, we have offered intensive programs for adults and teens at our AIS office in New York City, and we are excited to bring one of these intensives to the Atlanta region in 2017! The [...]