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Documentary about women who stutter

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Elaine Houston is a documentary film producer covering topics on women’s issues. Her new documentary, "She’s Bloc…king", has just been released. It focuses on Pamela Mertz, a stutterer and podcaster who gives women across the world a voice and the opportunity to talk about being women who stutter. Watch an interesting clip of the film here.

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Entrepreneur Kevin Hartford who stutters featured in Wall Street Journal

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Kevin 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!

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

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A 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.

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Podcast featuring Laughter's Voice camp co-founders

The co-founders of the proposed upcoming camp for kids who stutter in Ontario are interviewed on Daniele Rossi's Stuttering is Cool podcast site. Andrea Skinner and her son Felix describe why they started the camp and what campers can expect from it. They deal with some technical recording mishaps due to being outside in the cold weather, but it is a fun and informative interview. Andrea makes a great point about the speech therapists who participate in the camp: that it is important for them to have the chance to see the children in a non-clinical environment. Check it out!

Researchers clarify position on stuttering treatment for children

Australian researchers Ann Packman and Mark Onslow have published a letter in the journal The Asha Leader, clarifying a letter regarding research done in 2013. The study examined stuttering in preschool children and the application of speech therapy such as the Lidcombe program, and was reported on by this website. The letter is as follows:

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Samuel L. Jackson honoured at stuttering gala

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The American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) hosted it's 7th Annual Benefit Gala on June 3 in New York. Hosted by actress Emily Blunt, the event is called Freeing Voices, Changing Lives. Samuel L. Jackson was in attendance as the guest of honour.

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