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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...

2010-12-28 06:50:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The King's Speech is a movie many consider to be a frontrunner to sweep the Oscars this year. Many will see the story of King George VI and his struggle with stammering (or stuttering as we call it here in the US). Among those viewers will be the one percent of the population that has a stuttering problem themselves. They need to know the most current, accurate information about stuttering if they have any hope of getting help. In the...

2010-12-14 00:01:42

A practicing speech and language pathologist in Dallas, has created 15 apps that are compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch® and iPad engaging parents and helping children with a variety of speech delays or disabilities. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 12, 2010 Did you know that 8 to 9% of children in the United States struggle from a speech or language delay? Speech or language delay is a general term used to describe children who have difficulty communicating their basic needs and wants...

2010-12-14 00:01:26

Editors: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association President Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP is available for interviews to discuss stuttering and treatments for it. Rockville, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Why Cover This Now: The King's Speech, a new movie that will be released nationwide Friday, December 17, brings stuttering to the forefront and shows how King George VI overcame his severe speech impediment with help from his speech therapist Lionel Logue. The King's Speech...

2010-11-26 05:00:00

Stuttering Foundation founder had only one role model in the 1940s: King George VI NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I am delighted that The King's Speech will introduce a new generation of young people to the inspiring story of King George VI," said Jane Fraser, president of The Stuttering Foundation. "He continues to be a powerful role model whose broadcasts of hope kept the spirits of the British people alive during the dark days of World War II. Moreover, he inspired...

2010-11-17 14:04:13

Research offers new insights into communication problems like stuttering New human and animal studies released today uncover the extensive brain wiring used in communication and provide new insights into how the brain processes and produces language, accents, and sounds. The research also explores the brain abnormalities in people with speech and language problems, such as stuttering, suggesting future treatment avenues. The new findings were presented at Neuroscience 2010, the annual meeting...

2010-11-08 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the release of the new movie, 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 more than three million people in this country alone. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC96095) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101108/DC96095) The movie deals...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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