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Latest National Stuttering Association Stories

2013-06-17 12:28:42

NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The latest research on stuttering is using new brain imaging techniques and other studies to explore the neurophysiological nature of stuttering, its connection with related disorders and the impact of life experience such as bullying and teasing. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130617/CG33085) Ten researchers will present their latest findings at the National Stuttering Association's 2013 Research Symposium July 2-3 in Scottsdale,...

2013-06-14 12:24:24

NEW YORK, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The world's largest event for people who stutter, the National Stuttering Association's Annual Conference, will bring more than 600 people to Scottsdale July 3-7. (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130614/CG32271) The conference at the Westin Kierland resort features more than 50 workshops on stuttering research, treatment, and support. Attendees will include children who stutter and their families, adults who stutter, and speech...

2013-02-05 12:28:23

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- School-age children who stutter and their families can learn about stuttering - and have some fun - at the National Stuttering Association's Family Fun Day Saturday, Feb. 23, at UTD Callier Center for Communication Disorders in Richardson. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130205/CG54393) The program, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes activities for children, parents and siblings, and speech therapists. Youth and teens will interact...

2013-01-21 08:23:48

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Stuttering Association, the largest self-help organization in the world for people who stutter, extends its heartfelt congratulations and a sincere appreciation to Arbos for his genuine and honest representation of stuttering on national television. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130121/CG45248) This is the first time that American Idol -- now in its 12th season - has chosen a contestant that openly stutters. Arbos, a...

2009-07-20 23:48:10

A U.S. survey indicates speech therapy helps the majority of people who stutter but those who stutter are discriminated against. Thirty percent of parents participating in the survey, conducted by the National Stuttering Association, say they have received bad advice about stuttering from pediatricians and speech therapists. The survey found speech therapies that change attitudes toward speaking and stuttering were thought more successful than therapies that focus on speech mechanics. The...

2009-07-09 08:55:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Four out of 10 adults who stutter have been denied a job or promotion and 82 percent of children who stutter have been bullied or teased, according to a new survey by the National Stuttering Association. People who stutter make up about 1 percent of the population. Results of the survey were announced today at the organization's national conference in Scottsdale, AZ. While there is no cure for stuttering, the survey of 1,235 people showed that...