- Once again, Susan Hamilton, Jennifer Watson, and Ellen Reuler conclude that this year’s workshop was a success! The three joined forces for this five-day event, Diagnosis and Treatment of Children and Adolescents Who Stutter: Practical Strategies, co-sponsored by Pacific University, Portland State University, and the Stuttering Foundation.
Since 1985, the Stuttering Foundation has conducted intensive summer workshops in order to increase the pool of speech-language pathologists trained in the latest techniques for the treatment of stuttering. This summer was no exception.
For the second year running, Matthew Sander has supported the Stuttering Foundation by raising nearly $2,500 in pledges during this year’s Hundred Hole Hike. Matt played 119 holes of golf at the Flossmoor Country Club, in Flossmoor, Illinois.
This is an interview with Stuttering Foundation Board member Celia Gruss, who ran an informational booth at the 10th World Congress for People Who Stutter in June in the Netherlands. The event attracted people from across the globe.
Your teacher has posed a question to be answered by each student in turn. As each replies, your turn to answer is approaching. Your heart is pounding in panic, your mouth is parched dry with anxiety that you will have difficulty saying the word or expression to convey your thoughts. You have no confidence that you can reply without stuttering.
Over the last several years, the Stuttering Foundation has kept accurate data on the calls it has received from concerned parents of 15,374 preschool children who are reported to be stuttering.
Camille Desmoulins, a French journalist and politician who stuttered, helped to incite and inflame the angry crowds who attacked and tore down the Bastille on July 14, 1789. Historians consider the fall of Bastille the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
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- While many articles in Celebrity Corner have featured famous actors and other entertainers who have struggled with stuttering, there are many such actors who for whatever reason are not on the radar screen anymore. Such actors may not be known to the general public, but their personal stories of overcoming stuttering are just as inspiring.
I’d like to introduce myself to all the readers. My name is Milton Castro Saenz, I’m from Costa Rica and I’m 25 years old. I work for a U.S. company in my country and I’m currently studying Business Administration to get a degree next year in one of the best universities in Costa Rica. I’m proud of myself about what I’ve achieved so far; it has not been easy.