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More NSA Conference reflections
Written by K. Casey Kennedy   
Sunday, 27 July 2014 11:24

nsa caseyI stepped into a beautiful hotel lobby on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in Washington, DC. Almost immediately I could sense that this conference was going to be extraordinarily and terrifyingly special. I saw groups of people – hundreds of people – mingling, talking, and laughing. Old friends, spotting each other from across the room, excitedly called to each other to catch up on close friendships that had been put on hold since last July. Many “first-timers” were excitedly introduced to complete strangers as though they were family members not yet met. Others, like myself, stood for a few seconds on the sidelines with suitcases, watching in awe.

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What causes stuttering? The Valsalva Hypothesis
Written by Lisa Wilder   
Monday, 14 July 2014 05:56

valsava illustrationA Review of the book Understanding and Controlling Stuttering: A Comprehensive New Approach Based on the Valsalva Hypothesis, by William D. Parry, CCC-SLP. 3rd edition 2013.

William D. Parry is a former trial lawyer whose life has been severely affected by stuttering. Thirty years ago, after trying every method of speech therapy under the sun, he started to research the subject of stuttering himself to better understand the condition and find a treatment that would work for him. Eventually he published a paper in a scientific journal outlining what he saw as the cause of stuttering and a way to control it. In order to have the credentials to perform empirical research and test his hypothesis, he went back to graduate school – this time to become a certified speech-language pathologist.

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Toronto Toastmasters for PWS starts up again
Monday, 30 June 2014 18:17

toastmasters

Date

For dates and times, go to the Find a Group page

New Location

North York Civic Centre

5100 Yonge St.
TTC: North York Centre station

North York, ON

Amanda Chen has established a new Toastmasters club, Toastmasters with Targets, for people with speech disfluency to practice applying their targets in public speaking. Targets are techniques that help us to improve and train our brain and speech muscles when speaking. For more info contact Amanda or go to the meetup page.

 
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Laughter's voice camp

Postponed until 2015
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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