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2013-10-11 10:52:35

UAlberta researcher and ISTAR executive director says study results could increase understanding of brain and speech production, improving treatment. A new study by a University of Alberta researcher shows that children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter. The findings not only improve our understanding of how the brain is built for speech production and why people stutter, but also affirm the...

2013-08-29 12:26:33

From Stuttering to Fluency to Falling in Love ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI - www.stuttering.org), a nonprofit stuttering research and therapy center, has helped thousands of people who stutter acquire fluency skills. Yet, the ability to overcome stuttering was only one of the positive outcomes for HCRI therapy participants Scott Morris of Roanoke, Va. and Natalie Baren of Mountain Brook, Ala. (Photo:...

2013-08-26 12:22:25

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the findings are important to the stuttering community, the headlines topping reports about a new Australian study on preschoolers' stuttering are creating concerns for the Stuttering Foundation. "Headlines heralding 'Preschoolers' Stuttering Not Harmful' send a mixed message to parents - one that could be troublesome for children who stutter. Our biggest concern is that parents will just see this headline, and read no...

Preschools Stuttering one in ten
2013-08-26 12:06:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is about a one in ten chance that your child may develop a stuttering problem, but that doesn't mean they won't do well in school, according to new research published in the journal Pediatrics. Led by the University of Melbourne, researchers from several institutions teamed up to follow over 1,600 children from infancy to age four and found that they were more than twice as likely to develop a stuttering problem than previous...

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...

2013-05-18 12:20:06

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president, the Stuttering Foundation (www.StutteringHelp.org) issued the following remarks concerning the passing of Ken Venturi, the first spokesman for the Foundation "The stuttering community lost a real champion in Ken Venturi. "Nearly 30 years ago, Ken became our first "Famous Person Who Stutters" - an ever-growing list of more than 100 well-known people which provide hope and courage to the 68 million people who...

2013-02-06 16:24:07

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Idol contestant Lazaro Arbos threw the judges -- and the worldwide TV audience -- for a loop when he stuttered during his audition on the show a few weeks ago. "So often, when we encounter people who stutter, we don't always know the best way to interact with them," said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. "Stuttering may look like an easy problem that can be solved with some simple advice, but for many adults,...

2013-01-18 08:22:48

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stuttering Foundation president Jane Fraser had the following comment about last night's American Idol show featuring Lazaro Arbos, a contestant who stutters: "The Stuttering Foundation is jumping for joy after seeing Lazaro Arbos successfully move on to the Hollywood round! For his courage to speak and perform on one of the most-watched shows on television in America, Lazaro Arbos is already a winner to the stuttering community. His...

2012-09-17 06:26:31

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation, www.StutteringHelp.org, made the following comments concerning the Sept. 15, 2012, Saturday Night Live skit ridiculing those who stutter: "We are deeply troubled by Saturday Night Live's recent decision to make light of stuttering, a communication disorder faced by more than three million Americans and 68 million people worldwide. The release of The King's Speech was a giant step...

2012-05-08 23:02:39

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), http://www.asha.org, and the Stuttering Foundation, http://www.StutteringHelp.org, are working together during National Stuttering Awareness Week (May 7—13) to raise awareness with parents and other caregivers about the warning signs of stuttering and the need for early intervention for a child who stutters. Rockville, MD and Memphis, TN (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Often, children stutter when learning to talk, typically between 2 and...