The Roller Coaster Ride of Stuttering (Ep. 587)

stuttering, StutterTalkRoisin McManusCaryn Herring and Joel Korte of the StutterTalk B Team discuss the roller coaster ride of stuttering.

While Joel and Roisin report not having the “emotional capital” or need to worry about stuttering at the moment, Caryn shares some recent, hard stuttering challenges she is facing. The B Team then discusses the recent National Stuttering Association and International Stuttering Association joint conference and a discussion on wether stuttering should be considered a disorder or a difference.

As always, be sure and stick around until the very end of the episode when Joel shares a story about a news reporter who appeared to uninvite him from a television appearance because of his stuttering.

Caryn Herring is a person who stutters and a speech-language pathologist, currently pursuing her PhD at The University of Pittsburgh. Caryn is also an adjunct clinical instructor at Duquesne University, supervising graduate students and teaching the Stuttering Course. She is an active member of numerous stuttering organizations.

Roisin McManus lives in New York City and has co-led the Brooklyn Chapter of the National Stuttering Association for the past 5 years. She is an occasional StutterTalk host, was the lead planner of the 20-Something’s Program for the NSA/ISA World Congress in Atlanta 2016 and doesn’t mind being referred to as a “stutterer.” She works as an emergency room nurse and recently graduated from New York University as an acute care & palliative care nurse practitioner.

Joel Korte is an electrical engineer, speech-language pathologist, and a person who stutters. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 2013, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of St. Thomas in 2007.  Joel is the co-leader of the Minneapolis chapters of both the adult and teen (TWST) support groups through the National Stuttering Association. Joel is the owner of the Chase Bliss Audio, a guitar effects pedal company, and is a musician in a Minneapolis.