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Confessions of a Stutterer

Lauren Jackman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Good News
Lauren Jackman

I have had this infliction all my life for as along as I can remember. Can you imagine what is is like growing up in school with a stutter? It sucks. I was teased, mocked, mimicked and laughed at.

74-Year-Old Singer Overcomes His Stutter, And Wows 'America's Got Talent' Judges With His Performance

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.30.2014 | Good News

Frank Dmitri can teach you a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. The 74-year-old recently took the stage on "America's Got Talent," and earned...

Dare To Do What Others Have Doubted You Can

Parker Mantell | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Parker Mantell

Whether one is bound to a wheelchair, suffers from ADHD, or repeats the first syllable of a word as I do, we have been tacitly, yet resoundingly told to doubt both ourselves and our abilities. Doubt, as has been observed, kills more dreams than failure ever will.

How People Who Stutter Thrive in Everyday Life

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Madeline Wahl

Fluency in speech is something most have the luxury of taking for granted. While living with a stutter, you worry about what to order in a restaurant, how to give a presentation, or even how to say "hello" to a friend.

Breaking the Stigma of Stuttering

Katherine Preston | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

Stutterers are not some unified whole. Like everyone, we can be our own worst critics and our worst enemies. The truth is that we are as varied as the rest of humanity. And it is this scale that we should be judged on.

What It Actually Feels Like to Stutter

Madeline Wahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Stuttering was more than peppering a sentence with a few extra syllables. It was the heart-wrenching realization that the word wasn't coming out of my mouth no matter how hard I tried.

The Reason Samuel L. Jackson Says 'Motherfu--er' EVERY Day

Posted 06.06.2013 | Celebrity

Apparently Samuel L. Jackson needs to say "motherf--ker" as much as audiences want him to. In a speech at last night's American Institute for Stutteri...

Chef Marc Vetri: Defining Yourself

Marc Vetri | Posted 07.13.2013 | Taste
Marc Vetri

This week is National Stuttering Awareness Week, and I'd like to share with you one chef's personal story: mine.

'There's No Stopping' Jessica Sanchez On American Idol

Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.12.2012 | Latino Voices

After wowing the judges last week with an upbeat performance of Whitney Houston's 1985 smash hit, "How Will I Know," 16-year-old "American Idol" conte...

Stuttering Article Becomes Springboard for More Abuse

Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | College
Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D.

The article was on the front page of the New York Times, chronicling the story of a young man with a stutter who was asked by his college professor not to participate in class discussion.

Is Stuttering Biological Or Psychological?

Peter Wolson | Posted 12.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Wolson

Proclaiming that stuttering is unrelated to emotional issues and family relationships is a misguided, potentially damaging omission for individuals whose stuttering is largely caused by psychological conflicts in childhood.

Lessons Learned From The King's Speech

Glen McDaniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glen McDaniel

This year's Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards (and nominated for 12 Oscars),was The King's Speech, the story of King George VI of England w...

Stuttering Charity Gets A Boost From 'King's Speech' Oscar Buzz

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At the 2011 Academy Awards, "The King's Speech" stole the show, nabbing Oscars for Best Actor and Best Picture. The film's Oscar buzz has also helped...

Understanding Stuttering

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In The King's Speech, Colin Firth portrays the stuttering, struggling King George VI. An estimated 3 million adults and children in the United States stutter.

The King's Speech: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Byron Pitts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Byron Pitts

About a third of the way through The King's Speech I almost got up and walked out. Not because the movie wasn't compelling, but rather it hit too close to home. Like the late king, I stutter.

The King's Speech

Michael Palin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Palin

I recently went to see the new film The King's Speech. Despite the improbable subject matter, an English king from a bygone era struggling to overcome a speech impediment, the movie appears to have touched the hearts of middle-America.

'King's Speech' Praised By Chicago Kids Who Stutter

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A movie about a stuttering monarch, without sex, car chases or sinewy super heroes, hardly sounds like blockbuster box-office fare. B...

Parentless Parents: The 'I' Factor

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

Parentless parents could read every parenting book in the world and we'd still never learn what we really want to know as moms and dads.

"The President's Speech"

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Watching The King's Speech, I couldn't help but be reminded of President Obama. What was demonstrated by his speech at Tucson was the influence a leader can have during times of crisis.

The King's Speech: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

Sure-to-be Oscar contender The King's Speech is a movie without any surprises, but excellent.