Changing My Story: From the NSA’s 2016 Research Symposium (Ep. 584)

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Anthony DiLollo, PhD

Anthony DiLollo joins Reuben Schuff today at the National Stuttering Association’s 2016 Research Symposium to discuss his presentation Talking Back to Stuttering: A Constructivist Approach to Counseling with Persons Who StutterDr. DiLollo discusses how people who stutter have the ability to tell and live a different story. Dr. DiLollo states, “We underestimate how much control we have over the way we think and feel simply by the stories we tell.”

Today’s StutterTalk episode was recorded at the Joint Conference of the National Stuttering Association (NSA) and the International Stuttering Association (ISA) in Atlanta, Georgia, July 6-10, 2016. This is the NSA’s 33rd annual conference.

Anthony DiLollo, PhD, is an associate professor of speech-language pathology at Wichita State University, specializing in counseling, fluency disorders, interpersonal communication, and qualitative research methods. He has worked as a psychologist and as a speech-language pathologist in clinical and educational settings, as well as 13 years in academia.

Reuben Schuff is an author and roving host for StutterTalk. By profession and passion he is an aerospace engineer, and also, a traveler, a juggler, a Toastmaster, and a person who stutters. He is a workshop presenter for the National Stuttering Association (NSA) annual conference and is the co-founder of the Raleigh Teens Who Stutter (TWST) chapter of the NSA. Reuben also facilitates and presents with FRIENDS (the National Organization for Young People who Stutter). Reuben is author of the chapter Fluency: My Untrustworthy Friend in the StutterTalk book: Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom.