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Canadian Stuttering Association
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.

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



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.

Another awesome TEDx talk by a person who stutters
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 14:10

tedxMegan Washington is an award winning Australian singer songwriter who put out her first album in 2010. Originally focusing on jazz music, she now has an indie-pop sound. Recently, during a TedX talk in Sydney, Australia, Megan opened up about her life-long struggle with stuttering.

“It might seem curious given that I spend a lot of my life on the stage, one would assume that I am comfortable in the public sphere and comfortable here talking to you guys. But the truth is that I have spent my life up until this point and including this point living in mortal dread of public speaking,” Washington revealed.


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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.


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




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