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Canadian Stuttering Association
Facing challenges
Written by Nick Sebastian Caravaggio   
Sunday, 16 February 2014 07:05

nickOne of our readers has submitted the following essay for publication. Do you want to tell your story about stuttering? Let us know!

Living with a stutter has been an incredible challenge throughout my life. At first, I was very angry and discouraged that I couldn’t communicate like most people. In school, other kids teased me and call me names, and that played a factor in my self esteem and dignity. Luckily for me, I was talented in many other avenues, such as soccer, hockey and drawing, and that made me feel better about myself. But I have always had this one impediment that lingered in the background …. my stutter.

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Entrepreneur Kevin Hartford who stutters featured in Wall Street Journal
Friday, 31 January 2014 03:08

KevinHartfordKevin Hartford started his own company after it seemed no one else would hire him. Today he is the president and co-owner of a successful parts manufacturing company and has been recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. Stuttertalk's Peter Reitzes interviewed Kevin about how he has coped with stuttering throughout his life, and they discuss speech therapy, the business world, and getting ahead in life as a stutterer. Check it out!

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Saturday, 11 January 2014 15:20

brainA new program at The Speech and Stuttering Institute in Toronto is being offered to benefit people who have challenges with speech.  The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program will be facilitated by Occupational Therapists, Todd Tran and Amanda Wu, and attended by Dr. Robert Kroll, Executive Director of The Speech and Stuttering Institute.

The Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) program is an 8-week program that combines the practice of mindfulness meditation with the tools of cognitive therapy. MBCT has been clinically proven to be effective in the reduction of stress and anxiety and in the promotion of an overall sense of physical and mental well-being, which can be beneficial for people who have difficulties with speech and stuttering.

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Laughter's voice camp

Planned for July 13 - 19th
Find out about a camp in Ontario for children who stutter!
Go to the website and the CSA article for more information.

camp

The British Columbia Association for People who Stutter sponsors an annual camp for children who stutter.

 

 

 

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