Sunday, May 18, 2014

Press release from The Stuttering Foundation

For Immediate Release
Contact: Greg Wilson
Picture caption: Stuttering Foundation President Jane Fraser (second from left) honors authors Scott Damian, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Anna Olswanger and Vince Vawter during its National Stuttering Awareness Week gala at the Lotos Club in New York City.
Stuttering Foundation Honors Four Courageous, Inspirational Authors

NEW YORK (May 13, 2014) — To celebrate National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 12-18, the Stuttering Foundation ( honored four authors whose recent books are widely acclaimed by both critics and readers alike.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Stuttering New York

I am back from my US / New York. Jelena and myself, we met a few people from the stuttering community. First of all, a big thank you to Ora, a long-term reader of TSB and a person who stutters, and Dan for their hospitality. I met Ora the last time I was New York when he had responded to my call through the TSB blog to meet up with people from the NY stuttering community.

I also met up with Eric Jackson, the ex co-host of StutterTalk and his fiancee. He is currently doing a PhD in stuttering (what else?), and they took us to a concert at Williamsburg. We didn't have enough to talk through details.

We also met up with Chaya, who is a person who stutter and an SLT. 

And finally, the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) (many thanks to Carl Herder) invited me to give a presentation / lead a discussion round on stuttering research. I presented my framework that allows to describe all aspects of stuttering, and I talked about my neurologically based demands and capacity theory. But it was not a monologue (or at least I hope so!) with many questions and comments on theories of stuttering. Again, not enough time really. It was so noisy, and I asked Carl if he could close the windows, and Heather said: they are closed, it's Manhattan! ;-)