• I don’t know about you, but I love a good TED talk. There are some brilliant minds around the world and it is inspiring to listen to people talk about something they are so passionate about.

  • The breakout star of World Cup 2014 hands down has been Colombia’s sensation James Rodriguez. Only 22 years old and in his first World Cup, some pro soccer commentators see him as the next superstar.

  • Congressman Frank Wolf gave a speech on the House floor about the challenges he and other people who stutter face.

  • The School-Age Child Who Stutters: Working Effectively with Attitudes and Emotions has been translated into Polish thanks to the tireless efforts of Katarzyna Wesierska. 
  • Back in May, I facilitated a weeklong intensive course for 13-17 year olds who stutter. Four boys from various parts of New Zealand signed up for a course I based on what I observed at the Michael Palin Centre last summer.

  • Addressing students about their stuttering is one of the hardest tasks for me to do. Maybe it is because I am new to the field. I do not have the perfect words to say or a script to memorize. I’ve learned that you have to approach every student differently. That goes for any child – even those who do not stutter. Nobody is the same. I love that!

  • In 2013, reality TV shared with us several talented artists who are also persons who stutter. American Idol’s Lazaro Arbos was a huge favorite among our Facebook friends while Harrison Craig of The Voice – Australia came in first place. Today’s Q&A Spotlight is on Shane Garcia, a contestant from Florida on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance.

  • As is evident from the Stuttering Foundation’s list of Famous People Who Stutter, there is no shortage of U.S.-based singers who have achieved success. Across the pond in the UK, there also seem to be notable entertainers who have used singing to break free of their stuttering bonds. Take British rock performer Paul Young. He was highly successful in the ’80s.

  • Keep Calm and Carry On. We’re sure you’ve seen it on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter or even Instagram. It’s a catchy meme. It seems to be a phrase to which many persons who stutter can relate. Its first appearance wasn’t on a Droid RAZR  or a Macbook Pro but in London during a time of great panic and uncertainty. And it has deep roots in the stuttering community.

  • To celebrate National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 12-18, the Stuttering Foundation honored four authors whose recent books are widely acclaimed by both critics and readers alike.

 

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