18 Jun 2021
11 Jun 2021
Dr. Christopher Constantino joins Peter Reitzes to discuss expectations placed on famous people and celebrities who stutter such as President Biden. Dr. Constantino notes that President Biden allows children who stutter to think about being president.
3 Apr 2021
Taro Alexander – founder of the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) – is asked about a wide range of topics from the film including positive stuttering affirmations, embracing stuttering, the fairly common experience of being a person who stutters who is not viewed as a person who stutters, dating and thriving with stuttering, the physical frustration of stuttering, and so much more.
StutterTalk is so proud to have interviewed Taro many times. Click here to hear the full Taro Alexander StutterTalk archive.
21 Feb 2021
Dr. John Jackson joins Dr. Christopher Constantino to discuss becoming a medical doctor by standing up to repeated discrimination and going on to serve thousands of patients in rural America.
Known to some as the “Yankee Doctor,” Dr. John Jackson has delivered more than 5,000 babies in rural America and talks openly today on StutterTalk about facing his stuttering and discrimination in medical school and in practice.
14 Feb 2021
Dr. Christopher Constantino joins Peter Reitzes to discuss competing pressures placed on people who stutter to be fluent and to also be unashamed and fearless with stuttering. Chris and Peter revisit the Brayden Harrington endorsement video of President Joe Biden and discuss doing Zoom therapy with people who stutter and their families.
31 Jan 2021
Dr. Nan Bernstein Ratner joins Peter Reitzes to discuss what is new and exciting in stuttering and updates to A Handbook of Stuttering, which is soon entering its 7th edition.
Dr. Bernstein Ratner is asked about updates she and Dr. Shelly Brundage have made to the handbook regarding stuttering treatment, predictors of recovery, brain imaging research, genetics, evidence based practice, and so much more. Nan and Peter also discuss the fluencybank, Lidcombe’s impact on the field, and assessment challenges.
Dr. Nan Bernstein Ratner is a Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park and a Fellow and Honors recipient of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Bernstein Ratner is co-author of the seminal publication, A Handbook on Stuttering, which will soon be published in its 7th edition. Nan has co-authored A Handbook on Stuttering with the late Oliver Bloodstein and with new co-author Shelly Brundage.