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2014-01-27 12:23:56

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 23rd consecutive year, the Stuttering Foundation, www.StutteringHelp.org, announces it will recognize journalists for excellence in reporting that furthers the understanding of this complex disorder. "We are happy to announce these awards to further public awareness of stuttering," said Jane Fraser, president of the nonprofit foundation. "Media coverage has grown substantially in volume and sensitivity in recent years. We want...

2013-12-13 20:22:16

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To show appreciation for the services it provides, an anonymous donor sent the Stuttering Foundation (www.StutteringHelp.org) 200 Mega Millions lottery tickets for the drawing scheduled for tonight. Lottery official estimate the potential winnings at more than $425 million. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131213/DC33539) "It only takes one good set of numbers," said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering...

2013-10-15 08:32:41

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "This is one of the most helpful pieces that I have been sent in my 27 years of private practice," wrote a doctor from Washington state. Pediatricians from across the country are praising the book and new video, 7 Tips for Talking with the Child Who Stutters, from the Stuttering Foundation. "I just received the pediatrician's guide for stuttering and had a chance to review it. What wonderful and helpful information you and...

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...

2013-06-17 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...

2013-05-29 23:30:02

Today, Janus Development Group, Inc. announced the most substantial product improvements ever made to its SpeechEasy anti-stuttering device. Greenville, NC (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Today, Janus Development Group, Inc., based in Greenville, N.C., announced the most substantial product improvements ever made to its SpeechEasy anti-stuttering device. Over all, the improvements include both hardware and software enhancements which will result in more client options and offer a significant reduction...