Ann McGovern

Known for writing the beloved children’s book Stone Soup, Ann McGovern was a prolific author who wrote more than 50 books that have collectively sold millions of copies all over the world. One of the reasons she loved to write, McGovern noted, was that it helped her deal with her stuttering.

Largest treatment outcome comparison study in history for stuttering in young children

Child and environment directed DCM treatment AS GOOD AS popular Australian LP behavioral treatment

By Caroline de Sonneville-Koedoot, Elly Stolk, Marie-Christine Franken, and Toni Rietveld

Ed Sheeran

Now a seasoned singer/songwriter, Ed Sheeran first burst onto the music scene with his hit single, The A Team, in 2011. Sheeran hit No. 1 on the iTunes chart before even signing with a record label. Since then, songs like Give Me Love and Thinking Out Loud have kept Sheeran at the top of the charts. He is also widely recognized for collaborating with big artists such as One Direction and Taylor Swift.

For Grandfathers and Grandmothers

An excerpt from the book Sometimes I Just Stutter
By Eelco de Geus
Dear Grandfather and Grandmother,

Attacking the Iceberg of Stuttering: Icepicks, Axes, and Sunshine!

An excerpt of Chapter 21 from the book Advice to Those Who Stutter
By Larry Molt, Ph.D.

Summer Reading List

Here are a few suggestions for your child’s summer reading list…

Younger readers


Ed Sheeran

Award-winning singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran shares about his stuttering during an AIS event June 8th in New York City.

While Sheeran may be famous now, he used to just be a bullied kid with a debilitating stutter, he shared. But one thing helped him overcome that stutter and a troubled childhood: Music.

Johnny Damon

Johnny Damon, a two-time all-star major league baseball player, has won two World Series championships with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Damon is well versed in talking to reporters and gave hundreds of interviews in the clubhouse after games, so it may come as a surprise to many to hear that he also struggled with stuttering.

Tim Gunn

Now a veteran design consultant and seasoned expert in the fashion industry, Tim Gunn first shot to fame in 2004 as a mentor to contestants on Bravo TV’s popular fashion design competition, Project Runway. Week after week, Gunn caught the audience’s attention with his signature catchphrase, “Make it work.” However, Gunn had some trouble following his own advice as a child growing up in Washington, D.C.