- October 14,2009
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.
By Diane Parris
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.
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.
The Stuttering Foundation announces its 2011 Awards for Excellence in Journalism.
“Thanks to The King’s Speech, the sheer volume of articles and interviews on stuttering made this year’s choice very difficult,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Foundation. “This film has raised awareness of stuttering beyond any level we could ever have imagined and, in turn, was the force behind all other entries.”
The following remarks were given by Jane Fraser at the Stuttering Foundation’s first-ever New York City Gala.
This incredible movie and its superb portrayal of King George VI by Colin Firth have truly turned our world upside down.
So tonight, we honor this exceptional film that has brought so much help to so many.
Editor’s Note: The new DVD Stuttering and the Big Cats featuring Alan Rabinowitz was unveiled during the New York gala.
Gifts totaling more than $92,000 were received this year from the estates of two exceptional donors, Charles A. Wunder and Louise Cook Holmes.
The Stuttering Foundation has recognized the song You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, a 1974 number one hit by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, as being the most unique of the many rock songs featuring stuttering vocals.