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October 22 is International Stuttering Awareness Day. This is a great opportunity to focus public attention on a complex disorder that touches 70 million people around the world and more than 3 million in the U.S. alone.
A workshop designed for speech-language pathologists who want to be trained to practice the DCM treatment that was investigated in the RESTART trial will be held in the Netherlands from July 31- August 2, 2019.
Ms. Vanderbilt was a model, actress, fashion designer, artist, heiress, and socialite. People who were around in the 1970s and 1980s will remember how she jump started a $100 million-dollar fashion empire, mostly with designer jeans, but also blouses, shoes, jewelry and perfume.
Ever since he was 6 years old, Eamonn Hubert has been performing. While he’s been in countless shows with his dad, thanks to their band Hot Dogs & Gin, this year he performed on one of his biggest stage yet — School of Rock the Musical. While Eamonn was on a U.S. tour with the group, we caught up with him to learn more!
Born in October of 1911, Gertrude Tompkins came from a wealthy and privileged background. Her father, Vreeland Tompkins, was a top chemist for John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil with many patents of his own, securing the wealth of the Tompkins family for many years. Vreeland stuttered severely, and naturally was upset that his daughter began to stutter like he did.
Waverly, a therapy dog who worked with those who stutter in Alaska, passed away recently. She would have been six years old in June.
The Asheville (NC) Community Theatre hosted a "table reading" on two days in March of PAPERBOY, A NEW MUSICAL, based on Vince Vawter’s novel of a boy growing up with a stutter in 1950s Memphis.
With nearly one hundred million visitors each year and inquiries from more than 137 countries around the world, the Stuttering Foundation’s website has become the leading global resource for people who stutter, therapists, teachers, and parents.