8 Jul 2010
27 Jun 2010
Michael Sheehan from Sheehan Associates joins Peter Reitzes and Eric Jackson to discuss his experiences stuttering and expertise in communications consulting. Mr. Sheehan has been training corporate CEOs, policy makers and political leaders including President Bill Clinton, for more than twenty-five years. Mr. Sheehan’s clients include Disney, Nike, the United States Postal Service and many others. Michael has served as the speech coach at every Democratic convention since 1988.
19 Jun 2010
Peter Reitzes and Eric Jackson discuss Eric’s experience talking to his father about stuttering. We also discuss the importance of empathy. Peter talks about how unproductive and painful it was to hide his stuttering for many, many years.
6 Jun 2010
Peter Reitzes and Eric Jackson talk about all things stuttering. Topics discussed include unanticipated stuttering, the fact that stuttering is often a sign of success and growth, the term “fluency,” and so much more. Peter and Eric present the StutterTalk Fluency Challenge, and trust us, it’s not what you may think!
Check out Peter’s article on this topic titled The Fluency Challenge (It’s Not What You May Think).
24 May 2010
What Interferes with Talking: The Dean Williams Approach to Stuttering Treatment with Dr. Robert Quesal (202)
Robert Quesal, Ph.D., CCC-SLP joins Peter Reitzes to discuss what interferes with talking and the Dean Williams therapy approach. We would like to thank the Stuttering Foundation for allowing us to use audio segments of Dean Williams during this episode that are copyrighted to the Foundation.
20 May 2010
Jamie Rocchio and her friend Midge join Eric Jackson to discuss what our friends think about our stuttering, how they feel when we stutter and talk about stuttering, and what we can do to help them feel more comfortable when we stutter in public. We also talk about an email from Mary Anne about whether or not it’s necessary to advertise at work.
13 May 2010
Stuttering and the Americans with Disabilities Act with Aaron Hartman, Dr. John Tetnowski and Charles Weiner (200)
Aaron Hartman, Dr. John Tetnowski and attorney Charles Weiner join Peter Reitzes and Eric Jackson to discuss Aaron’s stuttering and the case he brought against the National Board of Medical Examiners under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The information that you hear during this episode is not intended to be legal advice. For legal advice please consult with an attorney regarding your specific situation. Eric (left) and Peter are shown below celebrating StutterTalk’s 200th episode.
22 Apr 2010
In 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.
7 Mar 2010
Luc De Nil, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto, joins Peter Reitzes to discuss brain imaging research, stuttering and much more. Visit Dr. De Nil’s Speech Fluency Laboratory to learn more about his research and publications.
During this episode Dr. De Nil is asked about his behavioural and neuroimaging research pertaining to stuttering and fluency, the possibility that speech therapy is “rewiring” the brain, if stuttering events can occur as a result of learned behavior without a corresponding neurological event, recovery and stuttering, if stuttering is the result of a faulty speech monitoring system, stuttering when you are alone, the future of neuroimaging research and much more.
Thanks to Dr. Tom Weidig at the Stuttering Brain Blog for providing some excellent questions to ask Dr. De Nil.
7 Jan 2010
Dr. Robert Quesal joins Peter Reitzes to discuss empathy, forward moving speech, utilizing normal speech, the difference between forward moving speech and stuttering modification, Dean William’s therapy approach, Lidcombe speech therapy and much more.
“Walking and not falling are two different things. Just like talking and stuttering are two different things. Trying to not stutter is not the same as talking fluently.” -Robert Quesal, Episode 170