I am So Proud!!

By Gloria Walsh For weeks, my daughter Ashlee, age 13, had been talking about doing a presentation on stuttering in front of her class or at an assembly, and I was getting more and more nervous. I was concerned about how her peers would respond, and I did not want her...

Moments

By John Walsh Einstein, as well as other scientists, have given us the wonderful insight that time isn’t as fixed as we might have believed. It can, in fact, speed up and slow down, sometimes at perplexingly the most inopportune moments. One of those eternal...

The Power of Listening

By Joe Donaher, MA., CCC/SLP and Michael Retzinger, MS., CCC/SLP Trust has been described as the main component in any healthy relationship. Unfortunately, many therapeutic relationships are not built on trust and therefore growth is often limited (Luterman, 2001). In...

A Parent Pledge

This was written by Lee Caggiano and Susan Short for parents at a FRIENDS Workshop. Because we recognize that parents need to become strong supporters of their children who stutter, and because we are advocates for our children, ensuring the right of each to become a...

Not Knowing Much About Stuttering

by Barbara Shannon Editor’s Note: The following is a reflection given by a parent at the FRIENDS workshop at Hofstra University in May. I am the parent of an adult who stutters. Having been asked to speak, I was a little anxious at first, because I haven’t...
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