Stuttering Across Cultures and Continents (Ep. 486)

Hanan Hurwitz

Hanan Hurwitz

Hanan Hurwitz joins Peter Reitzes to discuss stuttering support and being a host at Stutter Social.

Hanan Hurwitz is a host of Stutter Social hangouts. Hanan grew up in South Africa and is an electronics engineer working in product marketing and account management in Israel. Mr. Hurwitz has stuttered most of his life, and now, after being helped by the stuttering community, is working to give back to the community and support other People Who Stutter.

    “I’m Sick of Stuttering So Much” with Caryn Herring and Joel Korte (Ep. 196)

    StutterTalkIn this “classic episode” from April 22, 2010, Caryn Herring and Joel Korte join Eric Jackson to discuss a text message sent by Joel. This episode was recorded about a year before Caryn and Joel became regular StutterTalk hosts with the B Team.

      Chipping Away at Shame (Ep. 153)

      StutterTalkIn this “classic episode” from October 12, 2009, Abena Asare joins Peter Reitzes and Eric Jackson to discuss what we referred to at the time as “the Sheila Johnson incident” (see video below). They discuss numerous listener questions and topics including “the more I talk the more I stutter,” passing up opportunities because of the possibility of stuttering, talking to children about stuttering, different styles of advertising stuttering, chipping away at shame and much more.

       

        Ask Dr. Gerald Maguire about the Medical Treatment of Stuttering (Ep. 485)

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        Gerald Maguire, M.D., DFAPA

        Gerald Maguire, M.D., DFAPA joins Peter Reitzes for this “Ask Jerry” episode in which Dr. Maguire answers listener questions about the medical treatment of stuttering.

        Dr. Maguire is the newly appointed Chair of Psychiatry in the University of California’s, Riverside School of Medicine and a professor of psychiatry. Dr. Maguire is considered by many to be the leading authority on the medical treatment of stuttering and is a regular guest on StutterTalk. Dr. Maguire has been listed for the past six years in Best Doctors in America and is well-published in numerous psychiatric journals. Jerry’s previous appearances on StutterTalk are archived here.

        Dr. Maguire may be contacted via email: gerald.maguire@ucr.edu

          Serious Concerns about Speech Therapy for People Who Stutter in the Public Schools (Ep. 484)

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          Taro Alexander

          Taro Alexander joins Peter Reitzes to discuss serious concerns about speech therapy for people who stutter in the public schools. Mr. Alexander is asked about a very upsetting presentation he recently attended in the schools in which speech-language pathologists were “trained” to encourage students to change words, to use starter or filler sounds sounds such as “um” to postpone stuttering and shown to use words like “yucky” when discussing stuttering and speech tools with students.

          TARO ALEXANDER, is Founder and Director of SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, formerly Our Time. Mr. Alexander founded SAY 14 years ago. He is an accomplished performer, teacher, and director who has stuttered since the age of five. SAY is guided by the belief that a young person who stutters has a voice that matters and it is a voice that deserves to be heard. SAY’s programming includes their Building Confident Voices programs after school and on weekends, speech therapy and an annual summer camp in North Carolina.

            Stuttering, Activism, Disability, Ableism and Informed Consent (Ep. 483)

            Joshua St. Pierre

            Joshua St. Pierre

            Joshua St. Pierre and Zach Richter from the website didistutter.org join Peter Reitzes to discuss stuttering, activism, disability, ableism, informed consent and much more. St. Pierre and Richter draws their inspiration from the disability-rights movement and take an edgier view than many traditional self-help organizations.

            JOSHUA ST. PIERRE lives in Alberta, Canada and has published on stuttering and communication both academically and non-academically. He is currently pursuing his PhD in philosophy.

            Zach Richter

            Zach Richter

            ZACH RICHTER lives in Chicago, Illinois and is a second generation stuttering activist. HE is currently working on a masters degree in Disability Studies.

              Story Time: How I Got to Now (Ep. 482)

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              Taro Alexander

              Taro Alexander joins Peter Reitzes for this Story Time episode to discuss How I Got to Now.

              Story Time is a new kind of StutterTalk episode in which the host “gets out of the way” while the guest tells his or her story.

              TARO ALEXANDER, is Founder and Director of SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, formerly Our Time. Mr. Alexander founded SAY 14 years ago. He is an accomplished performer, teacher, and director who has stuttered since the age of five. SAY is guided by the belief that a young person who stutters has a voice that matters and it is a voice that deserves to be heard. SAY’s programming includes their Building Confident Voices programs after school and on weekends, speech therapy and an annual summer camp in North Carolina.

                Everyone’s Destroyer Looks a Little Bit Different (Ep. 481)

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                Bob Quesal

                Bob Quesal joins Peter Reitzes to discuss what, if anything, is new in stuttering treatment.

                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.

                Show notes: Peter discusses episode 53 of the Dan Carlin Hardcore History podcast.

                  Answering A Listener’s Email (Ep. 480)

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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 a listener’s email on today’s show.

                  Paul writes StutterTalk and shares, “I had an interview last week in which I locked up and talking became difficult. I didn’t get the job I think…I think I have been trying to chase the fluency God and this put too much pressure on me.  What role did voluntary stuttering play in your recovery? Joe Sheehan once said that a stutterer will remain one as long as he pretends not to be one. I have always shyed away from this exercise. Your words of wisdom would be appreciated.”

                    Jason Died and He Knew My Secret (Ep. 479)

                    StutterTalk_iTunesBob Quesal joins Peter Reitzes to discuss the recent death of a person they refer to as “Jason.” Jason figured out that Peter was a stutterer “passing as fluent” during high school and would occasionally mock Mr. Reitzes’ stuttering. Dr. Quesal and Mr. Reitzes discuss issues relating to stuttering and bullying, forgiveness and acceptance and dealing with feelings of pain that may reemerge when remembering past experiences.

                    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.