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Public Education Campaigns about Stuttering: Measuring Success

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Many attempts have been made to change public attitudes about stuttering. Such attempts have included talks, media interviews, and videos which seek to inform the public about stuttering. With regard to all such information-sharing efforts, a question naturally comes to mind: how would we know whether a given attempt to change public attitudes about stuttering, or any other condition, actually works?

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Where I Stand

Kim Block Kim during a radio interview.

I have been reflecting lately on my journey that started twenty years ago. Twenty years ago I was covert and I did absolutely everything in my power to hide my stuttering. It took my time in university for me to really practice being comfortable in my own skin and practice being open about my stuttering. Here is a poem that reflects some of that journey.

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Remembering Frederick Murray

Carolina and Fred

Dr. Frederick Murray, a beloved figure in the stuttering community, passed away last week on January 24 at age 92. Fred was a person who stuttered and an admired speech-language pathologist.

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the 36th Annual National Stuttering Association (USA) Conference

NSA conference logo Early in July, I attended the 4 day 36th annual National Stuttering Association (NSA) Conference which was held at the beautiful Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There were over 800 people there and about 100 newcomers. As announced at a general session, we were participating in the largest gathering of people who stutter (PWS) in the world and it was EXCITING and DYNAMIC and MOVING, to say the least!

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Sold Out Montreal Screening of "When I Stutter" a Success

When I Stutter screening Q&A with filmmaker, John Gomez, moderated by Tangled Tongues
founder, Josephine Torossian. Franky Banky in attendance.
I’m still on a high from attending the Canadian premiere of the award winning When I Stutter documentary film co-hosted by the Association des bègues du Canada (ABC) and Tangled Tongues, an association for university students who stutter (see Facebook group here), in Montrèal on March 8.

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CSA Hosts Another Successful Annual Conference!

Mary WoodMary Wood gives the keynote speech at the 2018 CSA conference

Thank you to all of you who attended our 2018 annual conference held in Toronto! One major highlight of the conference was the keynote speech graciously given by Mary Wood. Every sentence was packed with wisdom, meaning, guidance and compassion! You can hear her speech on Daniele Rossi's Stuttering is Cool site here. Enjoy it!

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