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International Stuttering Association
August 24, 2014 at 7:04 am

International Stuttering Association posted a link to British Stammering Association's timeline.

International Stuttering Association
August 24, 2014 at 7:04 am

International Stuttering Association posted a link to Stuttering Foundation's timeline.

International Stuttering Association
August 24, 2014 at 7:03 am

International Stuttering Association posted a link to NATIONAL STUTTERING ASSOCIATION's timeline.

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Follow the link below for the latest news in ISA. Don't forget, submission for the International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Convention close soon (Aug-31)! Haven't made a submission to the event before? You can see plenty of examples at the Stuttering Homepage online conferences or last year's conference, all linked from http://isad.isastutter.org/isad/! All detail about how to participate can be found here http://www.isastutter.org/isad-2014-call-for-papers.

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eNewsflash August 2014 Posted on August 24, 2014 by ISA To: Stuttering Community From: Keith Boss Regarding: August 2014 eNewsflash Current and future e-Newsflashes We have changed the way we link up with you. We will be using Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/isastutter) much more. Our e-newsflash…

Walter Scott
August 2, 2014 at 9:23 am

Teaching Lewis Carroll

In a few weeks' time ‘Peter and Alice', a play by Hollywood screenwriter John Logan, will be performed in Australia by the Independent Theatre company at the Adelaide Festival Theatre. For those who missed it last year at the West End, starring Judi Dench, it relates a meeting of the real Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland at a museum opening in 1932. Last weekend I had the pleasure of coaching Lewis Carroll via Skype on stammering with conviction.
He (the actor Domenic Panuccio) had fully grasped that the condition is underpinned not by a chaotic mind, such that "anyone can do it", but by the science of hard-wiring. He wanted to show Carroll's lifelong stammer without detracting from the story and without crossing that narrow line into comedic effect – there's nowt so hilariously arresting as a st-st-stammer done badly, if like Ronnie Barker you go for that sort of thing.
So over an hour or so, from our opposing sides of the world, we picked through the passages in question. Up first was 'protagonist', featuring in a hurried preamble to Alice before Carroll launches into a story. We agreed that he was impatient to reach the comfort zone of his own work, and mildly irritated by the need for this initial explanation. So we settled on heavily pursed lips seeking the appropriate level of tension to create the silent explosion of 'p' before drawing back the tongue to enable 'r' to roll forth, while tightening the vocal fold to apply vibrato as 'r' moves into 'o' – and all that before reaching the potential treacheries of '...tagonist'. The interference of impatience and irritation on the supplementary motor area was, I suggested, almost certainly jinxing that complex sequence of finely calibrated messages.
Later we got a stage where Carroll realises he has revealed too much about adulthood to Alice, and reins in his monologue, during which he gets snagged on 'partly'. We identified different dynamics here; the mental effort of applying his creative braking system, rather than racing to get somewhere. So we decided on an unsounded, light 'p-p-p-p' – nothing too strenous, just a mild interference, perhaps reflecting guilt radiating elsewhere in his neural system.
Domenic had other impressive questions – the emotions of stammering, the in-moment practical experience, and so forth. I shared details of some of my worst interview moments, and suggested that perhaps John Logan felt obliged to downplay Carroll's notoriously heavy stammer, to avoid irritating the audience. A nice option, if you have it.
Afterwards I reflected on once being ruled out of a school play given the risk that I might stammer, although I never stammer when acting. So often we – society, people with the condition, employers, the media – are primed to edit stammering out because it fails to meet our standards. Yet here was a respected actor, diligently and skilfully editing stammering in.
So thank you to Lewis Carroll, John Logan, Domenic Panuccio and Skype, and my very best wishes to the Independent Theatre for its forthcoming show (21-30 August).

International Stuttering Association
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The July 2014 eNewsflash is now available, please see the link below for full details of what's going on with the International Stuttering Association!

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eNewsflash July 2014Posted on August 2, 2014 by ISATo: Stuttering Community From: Keith Boss Regarding: July 2014 eNewsflashJune e-newsflashNo June e-newsflash was prepared or circulated.July e-newsflashPreparation of this eNewsflash was delayed while we transitioned the eNewsflash to different tech…

FluencyLife Adolfo Barrales Neurofonoaudiólogo A great hugs from Chile to our great International Stuttering Family. Adolfo.

August 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

International Stuttering Association
July 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

International Stuttering Association commented on their own link.

Società Italiana Balbuzie
July 21, 2014 at 9:13 am

Il lavoro sulla balbuzie deve essere intenso, appassionato e serio. Condividere le esperienze e le ricerche è fondamentale per dare a tutti una speranza! Grazie. dott. Di Liberto Biagio

Parents’ level of scaffolding, support and acceptance may predict the outcome of children who stutter/stammer. My neighbour’s story:

Olvie was my neighbour and family friend back in my hometown. He had a moderate stutter, but this did not deter him from achieving his goals. His parents played a vital part in his formative years and beyond, by encouraging and supporting him; for to them his stutter was never a deterrent factor. This family did not regard Olvie’s stutter as an impairment or hindrance, but rather focused on developing and honing his many skills and talents which included public speaking. Over time Olvie emerged as a well-respected community leader, educator, role model and family man. Additionally, he is an excellent, effective public speaker!!!!He has held leadership positions in his local church, school system, government and also managed his own small business. In his last capacity before retirement from public office he served as a government (permanent) secretary in charge of a department. Today he is still managing his business and as always is active in his church and community. Cheers to Olvie and his insightful, adoring parents!!!YOU STUTTER, YES YOU CAN!!!!

Sardar Jaiveer Singh Sidhu
July 18, 2014 at 1:13 pm

I am trying to learn German but my stammering is a big hurdle !!

Dritan Kiçi
July 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm
International Stuttering Association
July 13, 2014 at 8:17 am

"The International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference is coming soon! We are now calling for papers for this important event, you can see the full requirements on the ISAD 2014 site at isad.isastutter.org, please join us in celebrating International Stuttering Awareness Day! The theme for this year is 'We speak with one voice!'" on Stuttering Foundation's timeline.

International Stuttering Association
Facebook IconJuly 13, 2014 at 8:16 am

The International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference is coming soon! We are now calling for papers for this important event, you can see the full requirements on the ISAD 2014 site at isad.isastutter.org, please join us in celebrating International Stuttering Awareness Day!

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Facebook IconJuly 13, 2014 at 8:15 am

The International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference is coming soon! We are now calling for papers for this important event, you can see the full requirements on the ISAD 2014 site at isad.isastutter.org, please join us in celebrating International Stuttering Awareness Day!

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International Stuttering Association
July 13, 2014 at 8:11 am

International Stuttering Association posted a link to NATIONAL STUTTERING ASSOCIATION's timeline.

International Stuttering Association
July 13, 2014 at 8:06 am

International Stuttering Association posted a link to NATIONAL STUTTERING ASSOCIATION's timeline.

International Stuttering Association
July 13, 2014 at 8:06 am

International Stuttering Association posted a link to NATIONAL STUTTERING ASSOCIATION's timeline.

International Stuttering Association
Facebook IconJuly 13, 2014 at 8:04 am

The International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference is coming soon! We are now calling for papers for this important event, please see full details at the link below, and register with us soon if you would like to present something!

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ISAD 2014 Online Conference - Call for papers!

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The International Stuttering Association (ISA) is pleased to announce it will be hosting ISAD 2014, continuing the many years of hard work by Judy Kuster, who announced her retirement from the International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) Online Conference last year. A small team made up to Anita B…

International Stuttering Association Please note the 'call for papers' information can now be found at the following URL: http://www.isastutter.org/isad-2014-call-for-papers

July 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

Desiree Cole
July 3, 2014 at 9:18 am

Hello :) I'm a stutter. Can you guys please help me win a Dance Audition with Zendaya Coleman from Disney Channel.
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Diary of a Stutterer
Facebook IconJune 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm

I felt it appropriate to write something about the wonderful and inspiring author and poet, Maya Angelou, who recently passed away. I know you will all enjoy reading it: http://www.diaryofastutterer.com/the-voice-within/inspiration-at-its-very-best

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Inspiration at its very best

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You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ...

International Stuttering Association
Facebook IconMay 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

Read the latest happening in the ISA in the latest eNewsflash below!

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2014 May eNewsflash

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If any of you have a few spare hours a month; can represent their Association and would like to work Internationally on the Board of the ISA, then please contact me.

Morie Kobba
May 1, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Where will the 3rd Africa Stuttering Congress take place?

International Stuttering Association
Facebook IconApril 28, 2014 at 9:09 am

The April eNewsFlash is now out, read the details at the link below!

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2014 April eNewsflash

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Jerry and Keith are working to move the ISA Bank accounts from Denmark. Hermann Christmann wishes to be relieved after many hard years.

Stitches & The Troublesome Stitch
Facebook IconApril 11, 2014 at 8:54 am

A Children's book to assist young people with communication difficulties.
The incredible tale of Stitches, the mumbling scarecrow.
Coming Soon - Summer 2014
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Stitches & The Troublesome Stitch

Children's book to assist children with communication difficulties.
The marvelous tale of Stitches, the mumbling scarecrow.
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Diary of a Stutterer
Facebook IconApril 8, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Here it is the guys (at last), the latest post from Diary of a Stutterer. I really hope enjoy reading it, and let me know what you think...http://diaryofastutterer.weebly.com/1/post/2014/04/would-you-challenge-yourself.html

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Would you challenge yourself?

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Hello and welcome to the latest post from Diary of a Stutter. It has been far to long since I posted last, and I promise not to neglect you all like that again! On Friday I finish classes for the...

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