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So much better than I thought!

This is a republishing of Joshua's article written two years ago, about how much he got out of attending the CSA conference. Information about the upcoming 2018 Conference on October 20th is available here.

When my mom told me that I was going to the Canadian Stuttering Association (CSA) conference, I wasn’t excited at all. I thought it would be one of those stereotypical conventions - just talking and boring games, but it wasn’t.

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Stuttering, history and popular culture

shell stutterThis is a review of Stutter, by Marc Shell, published 2005 by Harvard University Press. Part one of three parts

The familiar saying “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover” has never been more true than when applied to Marc Shell’s Stutter. A photo of the author as a small child wearing a cowboy outfit graces the book jacket, his innocent face both quizzical and apprehensive.

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A Boy and a Jaguar: the life of Alan Rabinowitz

A boy and a jaguarDr. Alan Rabinowitz passed away last month at age 65 after a prolonged struggle with leukemia. A distinguished zoologist and preservationist, he co-founded an organization, Panthera, to help preserve endangered big cats in their natural habitats.

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Podcast pain and gutsy gains

Ryan Ryan Cowley

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a very visual person. While there isn’t anything wrong with that, it has provided me with one major setback. Due to my stuttering, if I'm speaking with someone, I need their visual attention. So, if someone I’m speaking to is looking at a computer screen, looking through cupboards or sitting in the front seat of a car while I’m sitting in the backseat, getting even just a few words out can be a daunting task. Since I can’t see who I’m speaking to on the phone, it makes speaking even more difficult. 

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If you are talking to someone who stutters

vikeshVvvikesh here, no I didn’t forget my name, I just have a stutter. For more than half my life I never spoke about my stuttering with anyone and I think it was fear of being judged but also guilt. I felt guilty that I was speaking the wrong way and that fluency was the only right way.

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How stand-up comedy alleviated my stutter

Ryan CowleySince I was seven years old, I have had a stutter. I never know what to say when curious minds asked how it started, though.

I was always a sensitive, nervous kid with a tendency to worry about things that never ended up happening. In any case, stuttering has been a cog, if you will, for much of my life. That’s not to say, however, that it defines me.

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