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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...

2011-02-25 06:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "The King's Speech has truly given a voice to the voiceless, hope to those who had none, and courage to those who struggle daily to be heard," said Stuttering Foundation President Jane Fraser. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/stutteringhelp/48777/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110225/MM54200 ) "By enlightening the public to the challenges that people who...

2011-02-24 08:00:00

Media Availability MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by The Stuttering Foundation: WHAT: Jane Fraser, President, The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org) is available for immediate telephone interview regarding The King's Speech and its overwhelmingly positive impact on the stuttering community. People who stutter have shared their own, personal experiences with Jane over the past few months. Jane will share specific...

2011-02-20 21:47:44

According to University of Toronto speech-language pathologist Luc De Nil, the beat could be revealing such things as how children master one of the most complex tasks of all "“ speech. "The rapid and precise muscle movements of speech must be the most intricate, yet poorly understood, of all the sensory-motor skills," says De Nil. De Nil's interest in finger-tapping came out of his group's previous work on adults who stutter. His team discovered that they have problems in acquiring new...

2011-02-18 12:17:22

Three leading Canadian language and speech experts will take centre stage in discussions on the latest developments in speech research at this year's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. (February 17-21). Ellen Bialystok of York University has been a driving force in revealing the unique window that bilingualism opens on brain function. Her research disproves earlier claims of cognitive deficits among bilingual children, discovering,...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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