Being Yourself with Stuttering (Ep. 469)

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David Wu

David Wu joins Peter Reitzes to discuss moving from covert stuttering to overt stuttering, “actionable steps” to get better with stuttering, challenges he is facing and so much more.

DAVID WU is a 23 year-old covert stutterer who is slowly working towards overt stuttering. David works as an IT consultant and went to his first National Stuttering Association conference this year.

    Showing Up for Life (Ep. 468)

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    Robert Dellinger, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Robert Dellinger joins Peter Reitzes to discuss the importance of showing up for life, the common goal of children who stutter being expected to reach 80% fluency, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and fluency shaping.

    ROBERT DELLINGER, M.S., CCC-SLP is a school-based speech-language pathologist in Raleigh, N.C., and a person who stutters. He works in an elementary school and consults with colleagues in complicated fluency disorders cases at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Rob is an active member of the National Stuttering Association chapter in Raleigh and contributes to the local Teens Who Stutter (TWST) group. This spring, Dellinger presented at the North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association convention on the topic, “Children Who Stutter – Beyond ‘Speech Tools’: A Multidimensional Approach to a Complex Disorder.”

      Beyond Speech Tools (Ep. 467)

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      Robert Dellinger, M.S., CCC-SLP

      Robert Dellinger joins Peter Reitzes to discuss speech therapy beyond speech tools, fluency shaping and all things stuttering.

      ROBERT DELLINGER, M.S., CCC-SLP is a school-based speech-language pathologist in Raleigh, N.C., and a person who stutters. He works in an elementary school and consults with colleagues in complicated fluency disorders cases at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Rob is an active member of the National Stuttering Association chapter in Raleigh and contributes to the local Teens Who Stutter (TWST) group. This spring, Dellinger presented at the North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association convention on the topic, “Children Who Stutter – Beyond ‘Speech Tools’: A Multidimensional Approach to a Complex Disorder.”

        Thriving with Stuttering (Ep. 466)

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        Christopher Anderson

        Christopher Anderson joins Peter Reitzes to discuss being a person who stutters in the high stress world of being an intelligence analyst and how training and completing an Ironman triathlon relates to stuttering and thriving as a person who stutters.

        CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON, 28 years old, joins us from the Washington, DC area. He works for a government agency as an intelligence analyst and is an aspiring writer, triathlete and person who stutters. He recently completed a fundraising and stuttering awareness effort for the National Stuttering Association through his completion of an Ironman triathlon. Christopher is also in the process of writing a memoir on stuttering. He enjoys spending time with his family, fiance, Maria and dog, Auggie. Contact Christopher at: cjander47@gmail.com.

          Fluency: Freedom of Speech or The Prison of Technique? (Ep. 465)

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          Bob Quesal

          Robert “the Expert” Quesal joins Peter Reitzes to discuss fluency and stuttering and the freedom of speech versus the prison of technique.

          ROBERT QUESAL, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a professor emeritus of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Illinois University, a person who stutters, a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, an advisor to StutterTalk and and author of the chapter The Person Who Stutters as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the book Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom, published by StutterTalk.

            How Much Time Should You Spend Working on Stuttering with Reuben Schuff? (Ep. 464)

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            Reuben Schuff

            Reuben Schuff joins Peter Reitzes to discuss how much time should you spend working on stuttering. This is the fourth episode in this series.

            REUBEN SCHUFF is an aerospace engineer from Raleigh North Carolina, and is a person who stutters. He works on helicopter vibration dynamics during the days but keeps his evening and weekend devoted to several non profits. He is a co-leader of the TWST (teen’s who stutter) National Stuttering Association chapter Raleigh, NC. Reuben contributed the chapter Fluency: My Untrustworthy Friend in the StutterTalk book: Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom.

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              How Much Time Should You Spend Working on Stuttering with Joe Klein? (Ep. 463)

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              Joe Klein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

              Joe Klein joins Peter Reitzes to discuss how much time should you spend working on stuttering. This is the third episode in this series.

              JOSEPH F KLEIN, Ph.D, CCC-SLP is a person who stutters and an assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Klein is the author of numerous papers and articles including his chapter Stuttering: The Great Paradox in the book Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom, published by StutterTalk.

              Joe Klein may be contacted via email at kleinjf@appstate.edu.

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                How Much Time Should You Spend Working on Stuttering with Bob Quesal? (Ep. 462)

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                Robert “the Expert” Quesal joins Peter Reitzes to discuss how much time should you spend working on stuttering.

                Here is a little background to today’s episode. Recently on StutterTalk, Episode 455, the B Team discussed what they referred to as “the hypothetical (and entirely unrealistic) question, ‘How many hours a day would you put into working on your stuttering if that work guaranteed a cure for your stuttering?’” On today’s episode, we put fluency aside for a moment and ask, How much time a day should you work on acceptance of stuttering, stuttering openly, stuttering differently, educating family and friends about stuttering and being open about stuttering?

                ROBERT QUESAL, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Illinois University, a person who stutters, a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, an advisor to StutterTalk and and author of the chapter The Person Who Stutters as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the book Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom, published by StutterTalk.

                  How Much Time Should You Spend Working on Stuttering with Nora O’Connor? (Ep. 461)

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                  Nora O’Connor

                  Nora A. O’Connor joins Peter Reitzes to discuss how much time should you spend working on stuttering. Nora discusses what the real goals of speech therapy should be: living a meaningful and self-assured life in which we communicate effectively.

                  Here is a little background to today’s episode. Recently on StutterTalk, Episode 455, the B Team discussed what they referred to as “the hypothetical (and entirely unrealistic) question, ‘How many hours a day would you put into working on your stuttering if that work guaranteed a cure for your stuttering?’” On today’s episode, we put fluency aside for a moment and ask, How much time a day should you work on acceptance of stuttering, stuttering openly, stuttering differently, educating family and friends about stuttering and being open about stuttering?

                  NORA A O’CONNOR is a licensed clinical social worker in California, a person who stutters, an adviser to StutterTalk and author of the chapter Substance Abuse and Stuttering in the book Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom, published by StutterTalk. Nora has been involved locally and nationally with self help organizations for people who stutter for over 15 years. Nora works in private practice where she facilitates a self-esteem therapy group for children and teens who stutter, teaching anxiety management, confidence building and radical acceptance.

                  During today’s episode, Nora and Peter discuss the Successful Stuttering Management Program (SSMP).

                    Good Stuttering All Day Long: Conference Recaps (Ep. 460)

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                    Chris Mancini

                    Chris Mancini and Tom Scharstein join Britni Bicknaver to discuss their experiences attending the 2014 annual conference of the National Stuttering Association (NSA). Chris discusses leaving his comfort zone and meeting people who stutter from across the country and Tom discusses his favorite workshops including a Ted Talks style workshop held at the NSA.

                    CHRIS MANCINI is a financial operations analyst at anthem in Cincinnati. He is the chapter leader of Cincinnati’s branch of the National Stuttering Association and is married with two kids.

                    Tim Scharstein and family

                    Tom Scharstein and family

                    TOM SCHARSTEIN is an entrepreneur and person that stutters from Cincinnati, OH. Tom is the National Stuttering Association’s newest Regional Chapter Coordinator.