18 Mar 2018
29 Jan 2018
Jane Harley is a registered Speech and Language Therapist and Clinical Lead at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering, London, UK. She also holds a Masters in Psychological Counselling. Over the last 20 years she has written about the use of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) in working with people who stutter.
22 Jan 2018
Jane Fraser joins Peter Reitzes to celebrate 70 years of the Stuttering Foundation and the power of change.
Jane Fraser is president of The Stuttering Foundation, has run the Foundation for more than 35 years, and is co-author of If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents now in its 8th edition.
Jane is asked to reflect upon the Stuttering Foundation’s impressive 70 year history and amazing catalog of affordable materials. When asked to name research she finds interesting, Ms. Fraser encourages listeners to read research by the Dana Foundation on brain plasticity. Ms. Fraser is asked about seminal Foundation materials including the book Advice to Those Who Stutter, the Foundation’s impressive YouTube channel, the book Self-Therapy for the Stutterer, the film ADHD and Stuttering, the Famous People Who Stutter brochure and poster and the Foundation’s film Stuttering: For Kids, By Kids.
15 Jan 2018
Dr. Phil Schneider joins Peter Reitzes to discuss a listener question: Should speech-language pathologists who stutter be expected to overcome their own stuttering?
Phil Schneider, Ed.D. CCC-SLP is the founding partner, with Uri Schneider, of Schneider Speech Pathology. Recognized as a master clinician and teacher, he has been practicing and teaching for over 45 years. He holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Communication Disorders at Queens College, CUNY. Phil’s first documentary, Transcending Stuttering: The Inside Story, is considered by many to be the single best film on stuttering. View all of Phil’s films here.
23 Dec 2017
One World, Many Voices: Science and Community is the Inaugural Joint World Congress of the International Cluttering Association (ICA), International Fluency Association (IFA) and International Stuttering Association (ISA), with local host organizations the Japan Society of Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders and the Japanese Stuttering Genyukai Organization. This event will be held in Hiroshima, Japan, from July 13th-16th, 2018. See the list of keynote speakers here and participate on the Facebook page.
Charley F. Adams, Ph.D., is chair of the International Cluttering Association and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina. Charley has led the Columbia chapter of the National Stuttering Association (NSA) since 2001, and served as a regional coordinator for the NSA from 2008 to 2013. In 2013, Charley was chosen as the NSA Speech Language Pathologist of the Year.
Hanan Hurwitz is a person who stutters, Director of Quality at Servotronix in Israel, serves on the International Stuttering Association’s Advisory Board and is part of the team that is planning the Inaugural joint world congress.
10 Nov 2017
Colonel Frank T. Flannery joins Peter Reitzes for this Veterans Day special episode to discuss serving your country while stuttering. Colonel Flannery describes his military experience of being highly accepting of people who stutter.
Colonel Flannery discusses the daily challenges of stuttering and overcoming avoidance behaviors. Colonel Flannery shares how meeting other people who stutter in group speech therapy and at the National Stuttering Association conference is comforting and reassuring because their concerns and experiences mirror his own. Flannery mentions that being a covert stutterer in the military and in life is challenging because of the fear of discovery.
Colonel Frank T. Flannery, M.D., J.D. is a physician-attorney, is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court and a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Flannery’s clinical practice experience includes emergency medicine, family medicine, and allergy and immunology. Following a long and distinguished career in the United States Army, he retired from the military in 2003 after 31 years of service at the rank of full Colonel. Dr. Flannery has authored more than 70 journal articles and book chapters in numerous publications, including the Journal of the American Medical Association and the American Journal of Cardiology. The National Stuttering Association offers Colonel Flannery’s full bio on their Professionals Who Inspire Page.