Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Stuttering – Ep. 449

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Paul Brocklehurst, PhD

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is a supplement that many people who stutter are talking about online, but leading researchers and speech-language pathologists are very careful and skeptical about its use. While taking thiamine to treat stuttering may be touted in some blogs and on social media, it is not touted in our journals or encouraged by leading researchers.

On today’s episodes, Paul Brocklehurst joins Peter Reitzes to offer a thoughtful and balanced discussion on vitamin B1 (thiamine) and stuttering.

PAUL BROCKLEHURST, PhD is is a person who stutters and is currently working as a director of the Stammering Self-Empowerment Programme, a UK based, not-for-profit organisation that runs educational courses for people who stutter. Dr. Brocklehurst is primarily a researcher, with a background is in Psycholinguistics. His special interest is in relationship between stuttering and speech errors.

    Facing Stuttering Through Stand-Up Comedy (Ep. 448)

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    Brian Baltosiewich

    Brian Baltosiewich joins Peter Reitzes to discuss facing his stuttering with stand-up comedy.

    BRIAN BALTOSIEWICH is a person who stutters, a marketing producer at WBTV in Charlotte, NC and a podcast producer at Sporting News. Mr. Baltosiewich has been in the news recently for facing his stuttering through stand up comedy.

    Editor’s note: A video of Mr. Baltosiewich from WBTV was archived here, but appears to have been removed now. 

      Differing Opinions in the Stuttering Self-Help World (Ep. 447)

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      Roisin, Joel and Caryn of the StutterTalk B Team

      CARYN HERRING, JOEL KORTE, and ROISIN MCMANUS (of the “Stuttertalk B Team”) discuss the different opinions expressed in the stuttering self-help world and in stuttering support groups specifically. This evolves into a discussion regarding the importance of respecting others’ viewpoints, regardless of whether or not their opinions are in line with yours.

        Self-Help Support Groups for Stuttering (Ep. 446)

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        Michael Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

        Michael P. Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP joins Peter Reitzes to discuss self-help support groups for stuttering. Dr. Boyle is asked about his recent study Psychological characteristics and perceptions of stuttering of adults who stutter with and without support group experience in the Journal of Fluency Disorders. This StutterTalk episode or course will be available for 0.10 CEUs for approximately six months, free of charge, through the National Stuttering Association. For complete details regarding the continuing education units being offered by the National Stuttering Association, go to the National Stuttering Association’s CEU page.

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        Show/Course Notes: Title: Self-Help Support Groups for Stuttering Learner Outcomes: At the conclusion of the program, the learner shall be able to:

        1. Describe the functions and purposes of self-help support groups for stuttering.
        2. Summarize findings from research studies regarding benefits of support group participation for people who stutter.
        3. Discuss options for future research studies designed to understand the roles of support groups for people who stutter

        Presenter Bio — Michael Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Oklahoma State University where he teaches graduate courses in fluency disorders and research methods. His research focuses on identifying factors that predict both resilience and coping and adjustment difficulties related to stuttering. Particular psychosocial variables of interest include stigma, bullying, and attribution. Dr. Boyle is also very interested in the development of interventions that address stigma reduction and improved well-being in individuals who stutter.  More

          SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young (Ep. 445)

          SAYTaro Alexander joins Peter Reitzes to discuss SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young. Mr. Alexander also discusses what he has done and continues to do to face stuttering.

          During today’s episode Taro shared, “We are here to help you say the things that shouldn’t go unsaid. I think that can be the real tragedy of stuttering. When you see kids not saying what they want and keeping all these things inside.”

          TARO ALEXANDER, is Founder and Director of SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, formerly Our Time. Mr. Alexander founded SAY 13 years ago. He is an accomplished performer, teacher, and director who has stuttered since the age of five.

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            Stuttering on First Dates (Ep. 444)

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            Paul Thompson

            Paul Thompson joins Peter Reitzes to discuss stuttering and his experience participating in the British reality television show First Dates. During today’s episode we hear several clips from Mr. Thompson’s appearances on First Dates and his comments and thoughts on the experience.

            When asked to share some dating advice to others who stutter, Mr. Thompson said, “Don’t hide from it [stuttering]; there’s no point…If you try not to stammer, you’re just going to stammer anyway.”

            PAUL THOMPSON is a 32 year-old person who stutters from Weymouth, England who recently appeared on the British series “First Dates.” IMDB describes the series as an “Interactive dating experiment in which real dates are filmed, and then viewers get the chance to apply to date the unsuccessful participants the following week.”

              Counseling In Stuttering Treatment (Ep. 443)

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              David Luterman, EdD

              David Luterman, EdD, joins Peter Reitzes to discuss counseling in stuttering treatment.

              StutterTalk is excited to announce that this StutterTalk episode or course will be available for 0.10 CEUs for approximately six months, free of charge, through the National Stuttering Association. For complete details regarding the continuing education units being offered by the National Stuttering Association, go to the National Stuttering Association’s CEU page.

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              Show/Course Notes:

              Title: Counseling in Stuttering Treatment

              Learner Outcomes: At the conclusion of the program, the learner shall be able to:

              1. distinguish between effective and ineffective models of counseling.
              2. apply counseling techniques to clinical populations.
              3. understand how the family system impacts the client.

              Presenter Bio — David Luterman, EdD, is a professor emeritus at Emerson College in Boston, MA, a fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, Director of the Thayer Lindsey Family Centered Nursery for Hearing Impaired Children and author of many articles and books including his seminal work Counseling Persons with Communication Disorders and Their Families in is 5th edition.

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                Roisin is Stuttering More, Caryn is Dating, and Joel’s Stuttering in the Workplace (Ep. 442)

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                Caryn, Joel and Roisin

                CARYN HERRING, JOEL KORTE, and ROISIN MCMANUS (of the “Stuttertalk B Team”) discuss the various happenings in their lives and how it relates to stuttering. This (somehow) transitions into a discussion about Caryn’s stuttering during dates. Lastly, Joel talks about using stuttering management strategies at his new contract job.

                  I Stutter, What Should I Do? (Ep. 441)

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                  Robert Quesal

                  StutterTalk receives many messages from listeners asking, “I stutter, what should I do?” While we can’t tell others what they should do, we can share what we have done to manage and face our stuttering.

                  Today on StutterTalk, Robert “the Expert” Quesal joins Peter Reitzes to discuss what they have done and continue to do to face stuttering.

                  ROBERT QUESAL, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Illinois University, a person who stutters, a board certified specialist in fluency disorders and a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

                  Books Recommended During Today’s Episode:

                  Referral Lists Recommended During Today’s Episode:

                    The Stigma of Stuttering (Ep. 440 )

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                    Michael Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

                    Michael P. Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP joins Peter Reitzes to discuss the stigma of stuttering.

                    StutterTalk is excited to announce that this StutterTalk episode or course will be available for 0.10 CEUs for approximately six months, free of charge, through the National Stuttering Association. For complete details regarding the continuing education units being offered by the National Stuttering Association, go to the National Stuttering Association’s CEU page.

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                    Take the CEU Test Here. (expires August 4, 2014)

                    Show/Course Notes:

                    Title: The Stigma of Stuttering

                    Learner Outcomes: At the conclusion of the program, the learner shall be able to:

                    1. Describe the conceptualizations of stigma as being both public and internalized.
                    2. Summarize the relevant research that supports the notion that people who stutter experience both public and self-stigma.
                    3. Identify different strategies that could be used by professionals to identify and potentially reduce public and self-stigma associated with stuttering.

                    Presenter Bio — Michael Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Oklahoma State University where he teaches graduate courses in fluency disorders and research methods. His research focuses on identifying factors that predict both resilience and coping and adjustment difficulties related to stuttering. Particular psychosocial variables of interest include stigma, bullying, and attribution. Dr. Boyle is also very interested in the development of interventions that address stigma reduction and improved well-being in individuals who stutter.  More