In 2008, an interesting article on music and language learning was published in Cognition by Schön, Boyet, Moreno, Besson, Peretz and Kolinksky, in which they argued that “consistent mapping of linguistic and musical information would enhance facilitation of learning, with a longer-lasting effect in memory” (Cognition, 2008, vol. 106, pp.975-983). This reminds us of what teachers previously did in the classroom when they had the pupils learn songs. What did they know without having the neuroscientific proof of the benefit of music on language learning? They simply had experienced the positive result of music on language and learning in general.
Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation issued the following remarks concerning the passing Ken Venturi, the first spokesman for the Foundation: “The stuttering community lost a real champion in Ken Venturi.
- By Elaine KelmanMichael Palin CentreMarch 2nd marked the 20th birthday of the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children.During this time, the centre based in London, has helped thousands of children who stutter and trained hundreds of speech therapists.
- Each year the Stuttering Foundation holds professional workshops for speech-language pathologists. Here is some feedback from the Eastern 2012 Class:
- It was twelve years ago that the Stuttering Foundation Board of Directors and Bob Kurtz came together to promote the Stuttering Foundation in all its work and research around the world. As a stutterer himself, Bob realized the importance of reaching so many thousands upon thousands who shared the same problem he encountered and sought to overcome as well as understand the causes worldwide that induce a person to stutter.
It is so great that there is this amazing site that can help the millions of people who stutter come together and find support. I am writing this in hopes that I can connect with, or at least help one person along the way. My name is Randy and I am 38 years old, I have battled a stutter since the age of 6.
Greenhorn by Anna Olswanger is a middle-grade novel in which a young Holocaust survivor arrives in 1946 at a New York yeshiva, a religious Jewish school, where he will study and live. His only possession is a small box that he never lets out of his sight.
- Author Vince Vawter’s new book Paperboy is about an 11-year-old boy growing up in Memphis in 1959. He throws the meanest fastball in town, but talking is a whole different ball game. He has trouble saying a word without stuttering.
Lyne Pitts, an accomplished television producer and writer, and wife of ABC News journalist Byron Pitts, was honored today by the Stuttering Foundation, the world’s leading charitable organization helping those who stutter. The event, held in New York City, celebrated National Stuttering Awareness Week.
Jeff Zeleny, Senior Washington Correspondent for ABC News and the former National Political Correspondent for the New York Times, was honored today by the Stuttering Foundation, the world’s leading charitable organization helping those who stutter