Calling all youth of the Canadian Stuttering Association! In the coming months, the CSA will be working towards the preparation of a new stuttering support group for youth between the ages of 8 and 13. The group, dubbed the “CSA’s Support Group for Youth Who Stutter,” aims to provide kids and pre-teens with a safe, supportive environment to develop their unique voices around other youth their age who stutter.
CSA, in partnership with the network “SingWell” (singwell.ca), is organizing a unique virtual choir of people who stutter. Anyone who stutters across the globe can participate! No singing experience is required. Participation is entirely free! The aim of the project is to create a "virtual choir", a video composed of the voices of people who stutter. Individuals from all over the world will record the same song and all the performances will then be assembled together.
The Unblockables is an improv course for people who stutter. It is run by Tightrope Theatre and is in association with Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc. The three-week online course focuses on presence and saying yes, cultivating laughter and celebrating mistakes. It is taught through a series of games to support participants to speak with confidence and find their voice. The three weeks will culminate in a virtual performance for friends and family on the final night.
SOME STUTTER LUH! (SSL!) will be hosting a special episode to support Jessica Deluce, a young entrepreneur and person who stutters, who seeks to establish a Not For Profit Foundation to help raise money for people who can't afford speech therapy. Also featured will be three established Associations and a community group of stakeholders coming together in solidarity and collaboration for Jessica to join her in the goal to give back and make her vision a reality.
Thank-you to everyone who took part in our 2021 Conference, whether as presenter, speaker, panelist or attendee. We couldn't have done it without your support.
There can be a problem when some people with speech challenges are not well understood by electronic means. It takes a special effort to collect and analyze the speech patterns of disabled and speech impaired people.
Many people who stutter have found that Improv theatre helps them deal with anxiety and lack of confidence.