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2011-08-15 15:13:59

New study shows auditory-motor integration located in a different part of the brain Hearing Beethoven while reciting Shakespeare can suppress even a King's stutter, as recently illustrated in the movie "The King's Speech". This dramatic but short-lived effect of hiding the sound of one's own speech indicates that the integration of hearing and motor functions plays some role in the fluency (or dysfluency) of speech. New research has shown that in adults who have stuttered since childhood the...

2011-06-25 00:00:30

A connection between a stuttering research institute and the National Air and Space Museum may seem unusual. Yet, Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI "“ http://www.stuttering.org) has two history-making links to the world of flight that are part of the Smithsonian collections in Washington, D.C. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 A connection between a stuttering research institute and the National Air and Space Museum seems unusual, even implausible. Yet, it's not...

2011-06-14 08:40:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president, the Stuttering Foundation (www.StutteringHelp.org) issued the following remarks concerning Ken Venturi and the U.S. Open: "As much of the nation tunes in this week to watch the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Congressional Country Club, it is impossible not to think about our friend Ken Venturi. Ken overcame many challenges to win the Open at Congressional in 1964 and go on to become the voice of golf for more...

2011-05-02 08:49:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation, responds to Donald Trump's comments on Seth Meyers: "Shame on you, Mr. Trump! We at the Stuttering Foundation find it discouraging that in 2011, Donald Trump has chosen to use the word 'stutterer' in a derogatory fashion, something to be made fun of, to describe Seth Meyers' speech at the annual White House Correspondents dinner. In light of The King's Speech and the new awareness...

2011-04-18 21:29:00

Converting Awareness Into Action NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new film titled Stuttering and the Big Cats featuring renowned American zoologist, conservationist, and field biologist Dr. Alan Rabinowitz is now available on DVD from the Stuttering Foundation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/DC85478 ) In Stuttering and the Big Cats, Dr. Rabinowitz, president and CEO of New York-based Panthera, shares his life-long struggle to overcome stuttering...

2011-04-18 21:16:00

The King's Speech Lauded NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stuttering Foundation and The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children honored the Academy Award-winning film The King's Speech at a gala event in New York City today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/DC85475 ) The King's Speech, which will be released on DVD tomorrow, is enthusiastically supported by the stuttering community for the positive attention it has brought to stuttering....

2011-03-29 04:03:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The King's Speech, a recent film portraying the stuttering struggles of King George VI, explores the causes of stuttering and the creative treatment methods which helped an unsure monarch conquer his fears. Considered unconventional then and now, the speech therapy methods used by his advisor are no surprise to Master Behnam Saghafi, founder of Master Mind Advance Hypnosis in Buffalo, NY. An adj. faculty at The State University of New York...

2011-03-18 00:00:00

Lead Author of Tool for Assessing Impact of Stuttering on a Person's Life Presents Day-Long Workshop at St. Francis College New York, NY (PRWEB) March 16, 2011 The 2011 Academy Awards Best Picture winner, "The King's Speech," has drawn global attention to the challenges faced by people who stutter and strategies for helping them build confidence and become competent speakers. Scott Yaruss, Ph.D., co-author of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES) from...

2011-02-27 23:31:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to the Oscar awards: "It is an eloquently golden night for people who stutter. The King's Speech has been a godsend for the entire stuttering community. "Tom Hooper gave us an inspirational hero, David Seidler gave us an impassioned voice, Helena Bonham Carter gave us a forceful yet supportive spouse, and Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.