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Remembering BCAPS

Camp signYoung people at the 2011 Camp session 

Last year the long running British Columbia Association of People who Stutter closed its doors, ending more than two decades of support and inspiration for people who stutter across the province (and beyond!). British Columbia still has help for people who stutter. Yet the immense contribution of BCAPS, started almost twenty-five years ago, is not forgotten.

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The Pesky Teenage Years

teensAsk anyone and they’ll likely tell you that being thirteen is an incredibly difficult time. There is so much going on at that point in a kid's life. We are growing at a pace that's impossibly fast. The girls seem to be WAY ahead of the boys. Us boys are standing on the opposite side of the dance floor, teetering between growing tall and getting mustaches and not being able to talk without our voices cracking. Needless to say, things are a little socially awkward at this point in our lives.

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Start Off 2017 with a Gratitude List

As another year comes to a close (how time flies!), many of us may be starting to think about our new year resolutions. Maybe your new year's resolution is to travel more, maybe it's to learn a new hobby or maybe it's something completely different.

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Stuttering research using brain scan technology

brain scan

Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is a diagnostic test for measuring biochemical changes in the brain. An MRS scan is conducted on the same machine used for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). It provides chemical information on metabolites (brain chemicals), and gives more information about the tissues of the human body, and not just the structure.

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My awesome trip to the Nordic Stuttering Seminar

Rossi tripI've been attending and participating in Canadian and American stuttering conferences for seven years and was always eager to check out conferences in other countries. That opportunity came up when my friend, Anita Blom, told me about the Nordic Stuttering Seminar 2016 taking place in Finland from September 2 to the 4th, that included a trip to Estonia.

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