Reaching Out to Pediatricians from Around the World
By June Campbell, M.A., CCC-SLP, BRSFD
They came from near and far, the young and the old, those unfamiliar with the Stuttering Foundation, and those very knowledgeable about its literature and mission.
Attendees at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Conference held in Boston, October 2011, represented fourteen countries and thirty-three states.
Camp Shout Out Sizzles
By Julie Raynor
In August 2011, 60 speech-language pathologists, graduate students and young people who stutter (ages 8-16) attended the inaugural session of Camp Shout Out held at Pioneer Trails Camp on Big Blue Lake near Muskegon, Michigan. Camp Shout Out is an intensive speech therapy and recreation program for young people who stutter and a hands-on CEU training opportunity for speech-language pathologists and graduate students.
Annie Glenn a Real Hero and Inspiration
February marked 50 years since John Glenn blasted off to orbit the Earth. Glenn, one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, is an American hero. But he has his own hero — his wife, Annie.
Author and CNN contributor Bob Greene recently wrote on CNN.com about Annie’s struggles with stuttering. “Her stuttering was so severe that it was categorized as an 85% disability. Eighty-five percent of the time she could not manage to make words come out,” Greene explained.
Lead singer for the rock band Hello Kelly, Francois “Francy” Goudreault, Jr., was also honored by the Stuttering Foundation. In Hello Kelly’s song Communication Breakdown, Francy and his bandmates have set to music the struggles 65 million people around the world live each day. Francy’s message and achievement amplify hope for a new generation of people who stutter. Hello Kelly is a feisty alt-rock band from Orangeville, ON.
Experts Gather at Oxford
Sept. 2011 — St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, was the perfect setting for numerous outstanding presentations by experts in the field.
The Stuttering Foundation provided continuing education credits for the conference, which was sponsored by the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children, endorsed by De Montfort University, Leicester, and organized by Elsevier.
Letter to MyselfOctober 14,2009
Western Workshop Goes International
A Limerick About the Western Workshop
By Ann Douvier
Out west went twenty SLPs
To learn to treat dysfluencies.
Drawn from four nations
By the Stuttering Foundation
To make more effective, our therapies.
We’ve all worked with children who stutter
Who’ve been told, “Slow down and don’t mutter!”
By listening, reflecting,
We’ll help them succeed with the speech they utter.
Eastern Workshop Gets Top Marks
By Diane Parris
James Earl Jones Honored
Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation, represented the stuttering community May 9 at the prestigious Monte Cristo Awards dinner honoring legendary actor James Earl Jones.
Unexpected Gifts in Haiti
My name is Glenn Weybright. I am a speech-language pathologist in Portland, Oregon, and a person who stutters. In late April, 2011, I spent 8 days with a medical team helping treat Haitian children and adults in a primary care medical clinic in the village of Gramothe, Haiti, about 15 miles south of Port Au Prince.