“First Day” – A PSA for National Stuttering Awareness Week

By |2020-05-11T09:21:18-05:00May 11th, 2020|Advocacy, Creative, Headlines, News in Stuttering, Teens who stutter, Videos|

In honor of National Stuttering Awareness Week, Cody Packer has released a stuttering PSA today, and we are so excited to share it! Cody is a filmmaker from New Zealand currently living in Los Angeles, and a person who stutters. Please enjoy his film, "First Day", and the following interview about his project. Tell us [...]

Mindfulness for People who Stutter: 4 Guided Meditations 

By |2019-07-19T12:54:15-05:00July 19th, 2019|Acceptance, Meditation, Mindfulness, Videos|

We often incorporate mindfulness and meditation practices in our work with people who stutter. What is mindfulness exactly? Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the popular Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” While meditation is the formal practice of mindfulness, [...]

“Love and Speed Dating”

By |2017-10-23T09:29:17-05:00October 25th, 2016|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering, Videos|

Hector shares his experience at the recent AIS Public Speaking Workshop. I decided to participate in AIS's Public Speaking workshop because I wanted to gain more confidence in my public speaking. My job requires me to speak a fair amount, and while I've gotten better at it over time, it still doesn't feel...right. We were [...]

Oscar-Winning Short Film, “Stutterer” Available through The New Yorker

By |2017-02-19T06:26:49-05:00October 21st, 2016|News in Stuttering, Videos|

Oscar-winning short film, "Stutterer" is now available to watch through The New Yorker. The short film follows Greenwood, a man who stutters, navigate his day-to-day life and, specifically, his pursuit of love. The film excels in its convincing depiction of the physical, emotional, and cognitive struggles of stuttering. Viewers are given the privilege of hearing Greenwood’s thoughts as he [...]