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Canadian Stuttering Association
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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The role of counseling in stuttering treatment, Part 1
Written by Lisa Wilder   
Monday, 21 April 2014 02:54

sunFor many years, the discussion of personal feelings was not considered to be part of treatment for people who stutter. There has been a shift in the past decades, however, as practitioners start to address the emotional aspects of stuttering with clients. Not everybody in the field agrees with this approach.

Controversy

Conflicting opinions came to a head in 2012 when a prominent American researcher and Speech-language Pathologist (SLP) wrote an editorial in a professional scientific journal criticizing a trend she saw in the treatment of stuttering children. This trend encouraged the children to accept their stuttering, and focused on reducing negative secondary behaviours rather than the stuttering directly.

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Learning to fly
Written by Jason Dawe   
Saturday, 22 March 2014 07:22

planeA reader's story

I was born in 1972 and raised in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada. As a very young child I knew my alphabet and was very well spoken, but about the age of 6 something happened. My parents describe it as almost an overnight change in which I was no longer able to get words out. My speech was paused, interrupted, and uncomfortable. This was devastating to my parents and family.

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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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