• Eastern Workshop Goes International

    Since 1985, the Stuttering Foundation has conducted intensive summer workshops in order to increase the pool of speech-language pathologists trained in the latest techniques for the treatment of stuttering. This summer was no exception.  

  • Marathon Golfer Raises $2,500 for Stuttering

    For the second year running, Matthew Sander has supported the Stuttering Foundation by raising nearly $2,500 in pledges during this year’s Hundred Hole Hike. Matt played 119 holes of golf at the Flossmoor Country Club, in Flossmoor, Illinois.

  • Netherlands Conference Draws a Crowd

    This is an interview with Stuttering Foundation Board member Celia Gruss, who ran an informational booth at the 10th World Congress for People Who Stutter in June in the Netherlands. The event attracted people from across the globe.

  • Build Your Vocab

    Your teacher has posed a question to be answered by each student in turn. As each replies, your turn to answer is approaching. Your heart is pounding in panic, your mouth is parched dry with anxiety that you will have difficulty saying the word or expression to convey your thoughts. You have no confidence that you can  reply without stuttering. 

  • International Stuttering Awareness Day

    October 22 was designated International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) in 1998, sixteen years ago. This day is intended to raise public awareness of stuttering, which affects one percent of the world's p

  • Preschool Data

    Over the last several years, the Stuttering Foundation has kept accurate data on the calls it has received from concerned parents of 15,374 preschool children who are reported to be stuttering. 
  • Stuttering Helped Start a Revolution

    Camille Desmoulins, a French journalist and politician who stuttered, helped to incite and inflame the angry crowds who attacked and tore down the Bastille on July 14, 1789. Historians consider the fall of Bastille the flashpoint of the French Revolution.

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  • Actors Who Stutter Provide Inspiration

    While many articles in Celebrity Corner have featured famous actors and other entertainers who have struggled with stuttering, there are many such actors who for whatever reason are not on the radar screen anymore. Such actors may not be known to the general public, but their personal stories of overcoming stuttering are just as inspiring.
  • Overcoming Obstacles

    I’d like to introduce myself to all the readers. My name is Milton Castro Saenz, I’m from Costa Rica and I’m 25 years old. I work for a U.S. company in my country and I’m currently studying Business Administration to get a degree next year in one of the best universities in Costa Rica. I’m proud of myself about what I’ve achieved so far; it has not been easy. 

  • Nursery Rhymes Can Play a Role

    In 2008, an interesting article on music and language learning was published in Cognition by Schön, Boyet, Moreno, Besson, Peretz and Kolinksky, in which they argued that “consistent mapping of linguistic and musical information would enhance facilitation of learning, with a longer-lasting effect in memory” (Cognition, 2008, vol. 106, pp.975-983). This reminds us of what teachers previously did in the classroom when they had the pupils learn songs. What did they know without having the neuroscientific proof of the benefit of music on language learning? They simply had experienced the positive result of music on language and learning in general.