“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 [...]

Meet our new therapist, Noura!

By |2017-02-19T06:26:50-05:00July 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Please help us welcome our newest addition to the AIS family, Noura Embabi, M.A., CCC-SLP! Get to know her a little bit better below, and to stay connected, follow her on Twitter @Noura_AIS and connect with her on Facebook. We're very lucky to have you Noura! Noura Embabi, M.A., CCC-SLP Passionate about the right to self-expression, [...]

Drum Circle – A Rhythmic Evening

By |2017-02-19T06:26:50-05:00May 6th, 2016|Creative, Uncategorized|

We held a Drum Circle during our Tuesday night practice and support group on April 26. George Shultze of Spirit Sky Drum in Freeport Long Island led the group that focused on learning to play and coordinate rhythms on the Djembe drum. George had everyone introduce themselves while hitting the drum simultaneously- Everyone laughed since [...]

Dr. Heather Grossman interviewed on StutterTalk

By |2017-02-19T06:26:52-05:00January 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

AIS Clinical Director, Heather Grossman, recently joined StutterTalk for an interview. They discussed stuttering therapy here at the American Institute for Stuttering as well as using a comprehensive approach with a focus on fear reduction, speaking freely about stuttering, voluntary stuttering, cognitive restructuring, and mindfulness. They also touched on topics related to telepractice vs in-person [...]

I think my child is stuttering – what should I do?

By |2017-02-19T06:26:52-05:00December 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By: Dr. Heather Grossman, Director, American Institute for Stuttering Originally printed in NY Parenting Magazine Parents who are concerned that their child may be stuttering often first seek guidance from their pediatrician. Doctors commonly tell parents the child will outgrow the problem and to give the issue no concern. This is true in many cases; [...]

When should a parent schedule a fluency evaluation?

By |2017-02-19T06:26:55-05:00January 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Written by Dr. Heather Grossman Parents who are concerned that their child may be stuttering often first seek guidance from their pediatrician. Many pediatricians tell parents to expect their child to outgrow the problem and to give the issue no concern. While we do know that approximately 75% of children who show early signs of [...]

Article on xoJane.com by a past AIS client

By |2017-02-19T06:26:58-05:00January 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|

We are excited to share that Samantha Gennuso, a previous client at the American Institute for Stuttering, wrote an article that was published on xoJane.com. For those of you that saw MTV True Life: I Stutter, you might recognize Sam in a brief shot of her talking with Caryn. The article is titled, "It Happened to Me: [...]

Hurricane Sandy: AIS staff is safe and sound

By |2017-02-19T06:26:59-05:00November 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

This past Monday, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in southern New Jersey, and left a path of destruction in the northeast. The staff here at the American Institute for Stuttering are all safe and sound, but due to the immense impact on New York City transit system, we're all stuck at home. Some of us have power, [...]