28 Oct 2020
6 Jun 2020
Dr. Kia Noelle Johnson and Dr. Darren Johnson join Chaya Goldstein to share their experience of what it’s like to be a black person in America today. Together they discuss the impact of overt and covert racism, microaggressions, and digging deep on self reflection to start making internal changes. Darren and Kia share what we can do as individuals and a community to show up in support of our black friends, and be part of the change.
Dr. Darren Johnson is a person who stutters and has been an active member of the New York City stuttering community since 2015. Outside of his involvement in the community, he is a cancer researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and enjoys exploring the city in his free-time.
Dr. Kia Kia Noelle Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston and an ASHA board certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in Fluency and Fluency Disorders with a focus on children who stutter. Her current research interest is in the examination of speech disfluencies in culturally and linguistically diverse children who do and do not stutter. She serves on the ASHA Board of Directors as the National Advisor to the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors to the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing.
12 May 2020
Cody Mathieson Packer is a proud person who stutters from New Zealand. He started making films in his parents backyard at the age of 13, which was the time he discovered the magic of filmmaking and storytelling. Since then he studied film directing at the New Zealand Broadcasting School and Columbia College Chicago. He now lives in Los Angeles, California where he works as a commercial and film director full time. Cody is a passionate advocate involved in the National Stuttering Association Stuttering Association for the Stuttering Association for the Young communities. He released this PSA to celebrate the communities he holds close to heart, and to spread awareness about stuttering during National Stuttering Awareness Week.
31 Aug 2019
Dr. Michael Boyle joins Chaya Goldstein to discuss success in treatment, stuttering more being a sign of progress, being resilient in the face of difficulty, and so much more.
Michael P. Boyle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Montclair State University where he teaches graduate courses in fluency disorders and researches psychosocial aspects of stuttering (e.g., stigma, disclosure, self-efficacy). For more information about Dr. Boyle’s research, visit here.
30 Mar 2019
Chris Constantino and Rob Dellinger join Reuben Schuff at the 2019 FRIENDS one day conference in Raleigh, NC to discuss taking control of the “um,” returning choice to the stuttering community, and it is always okay to talk.
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 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.
Christopher Constantino is a person who stutters, a speech-language pathologist and earned his Phd in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Memphis in 2018.
Robert Dellinger, M.S., CCC-SLP is a school-based speech-language pathologist in Raleigh, N.C., and a person who stutters. He works in an elementary school and consults with colleagues in complicated fluency disorders cases at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Rob is an active member of the National Stuttering Association chapter in Raleigh and contributes to the local Teens Who Stutter (TWST) group.
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.