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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,...

2011-02-16 07:30:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to the upcoming Oscar awards: "One in 20 children stutter at some point; one in 100 go on to a lifetime of stuttering. Sixty-eight million people around the world stutter. If you ask the stuttering community what movie has helped them the most, The King's Speech would surely receive at least 68 million votes." "Since its debut,...

2011-01-30 22:27:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to tonight's "SAG Awards": "It is our privilege to give The King's Speech another standing ovation for bringing hope and understanding to those who stutter. With its much-deserved two SAG Awards, Best Male Actor in a Leading Role for Colin Firth and Best Cast of a Motion Picture, The King's Speech has the rare opportunity to teach the...

2011-01-25 08:38:00

Movie Brings 'Overwhelmingly Positive Attention' to Stuttering MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 25, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president, The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to today's Oscar nominations: "The Stuttering Foundation gives a hero's welcome to The King's Speech, which has brought overwhelmingly positive attention to the plight of people who stutter. The King's Speech, with its 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best...

2011-01-16 22:50:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jane Fraser, president of The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org), issued the following reaction to tonight's "Golden Globe Awards": "A tsunami called The King's Speech has turned our world upside down," said Jane Fraser, president of The Stuttering Foundation. "This movie has done in one fell swoop what we've been working on for 64 years - raising awareness of the complexities of stuttering and the help that is available to those...

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2011-01-13 11:25:00

The Stuttering Foundation Applauds The King's Speech for Raising Worldwide Awareness MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the release of the critically acclaimed new film, The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, it is most timely to highlight the plight of those who stutter and the resources that are available to them. This incredibly complex disorder affects 68 million people worldwide. The movie, which has received seven Golden Globe...

2011-01-10 12:20:00

App Developed by Hollins Communications Research Institute as a Fluency Treatment and Practice Tool ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a year of clinical trials, Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI - www.stuttering.org), a non-profit center for stuttering research and treatment, has introduced a sophisticated stuttering therapy application that runs on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. Featuring proprietary voice monitoring technology, the...


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