MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jane Fraser, president of the Memphis-based nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, was honored with the Malcolm Fraser Community Service Award on Thursday, Feb. 23, during the 42nd Annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders in Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2012) — Jane Fraser, president of the Memphis-based nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, was honored with the Malcolm Fraser Community Service Award on Thursday, Feb. 23, during the 42nd Annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders in Memphis.
The award is named for Fraser’s father, Memphis businessman and philanthropist Malcolm Fraser, who was the first to receive this community service award in 1988. Upon his death in 1994, the award was renamed in his honor. Fraser founded the Stuttering Foundation in 1947.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Dec. 27, 2011) — For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking and being teased are the same. “I was picked on so much about my stuttering,” recalls 16-year-old Peter, “that I wouldn’t even go to lunch because I didn’t want to sit at a table by myself.”
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2011) — Many children start stuttering as they learn to talk. During this time, a child’s speech and language, thinking, and motor skills are still developing and it may be hard for them to get their words out. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Stuttering Foundation are collaborating to raise awareness among parents and caregivers about the benefits of early intervention of stuttering.
The effort is the organizations' way of marking International Stuttering Awareness Day on October 22.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2011) — Given the recent focus on stuttering in the classroom, as covered by the New York Times in the Education section today, the Stuttering Foundation has issued this response:
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 14, 2011) – Jane Fraser, president, the Stuttering Foundation (www.StutteringHelp.org) issued the following remarks concerning Ken Venturi and the U.S. Open:
“As much of the nation tunes in this week to watch the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Congressional Country Club, it is impossible not to think about our friend Ken Venturi. Ken overcame many challenges to win the Open at Congressional in 1964 and go on to become the voice of golf for more than three decades.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 7, 2011) — "Sometimes I'm scared to stutter because some of my friends will call me names and it makes me sad," wrote Brad, age seven.
Amy shared, "People laugh at me and when they do, it makes me so sad inside of me."
Brad and Amy, in the book Sometimes I Just Stutter, are getting letters from children around the world.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 20, 2011) — For children who stutter, summer break can be anything but a vacation.As many as 5% of all children stutter during some point in their young lives.
According to Jane Fraser, president of the 64-year-old nonprofit Stuttering Foundation, "Stuttering is a very individualized problem. Some children may actually stutter more during the summer because their structure and routine have been taken away -- and that stress can cause more disfluencies."Top speech-language pathologists agree.