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Top reasons high school students who stutter should consider intensive fluency therapy..

It is no secret that I stuttered severely from the age of 4 and did not talk in class ever, not even in my masters program.   I did not even speak up when a professor announced that the suicide rate  must be higher with people who stutter.  It infuriated me.  My friends looked at me and begged me to speak up.  I could not. I would not. I hung my head in shame. The insurmountable fear of stuttering and silence coming out of my mouth was unimaginable. So now I am saying it and would say at any conference that is not true. When I was teaching I made that clear to my students.  The point was I was trapped in silence.   The truth is I did not know any fluency tools in school.  No one understood and I was hiding.  Fortunately I had my father as a positive […]


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Speech Pathologist and Stuttering Specialist nominated for Best of Long Island 2020…

Wow… I never thought I would become a speech pathologist let alone be nominated. Follow your dreams…I am so excited and honored for this nomination. Voting starts October 1. For those of you nominated me a huge thank you. Speech is my life and it is my passion to help others so this means so much to me. Congrats to all the nominees.. https://mailchi.mp/da5de3ea5786/bolinoms-1034341?e=089a5b7605  


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My Middle school child stutters…what do I do?

The National Stuttering Association is a great support organization that helped me overcome my fear of public speaking. It is especially important to the middle school child who stutters… We all know how hard these years can be and it is important they are not alone.. Remember to accept who they are. They can improve fluency but confidence is so key at this age. Praise their accomplishments. ‘Tweens/Middle School  


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Ten fun facts about stuttering or stammering….

Ten fun facts about stuttering or stammering…. People who stutter are as smart as anyone else.. People who stutter are just people who happen to stutter at times We do not want to be interrupted Do not feel sorry for us.. we are people who want to be listened to.. We do not stutter because we are nervous People do not stutter when they sing.. It is not anyone’s fault that you stutter.. More boys stutter than girls One percent of the population stutters.. Many people who stutter do not like saying their name… For more info on stuttering-Please email me at Lori@allislandspeech.com www.allislandspeech.com


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Stuttering can hurt physically and mentally…

Can stuttering hurt? As many of you know I stuttered severely when I was younger. I can honestly say it hurt. I would run out of breath from the early age of 4. At that time no one knew how to deal with stuttering. My lips would pucker so much it was painful. My head would hurt to get the words out. My heart would ache because I could not say what I want so I started to hide. I hid in the bathroom at school. I hid when I had to say my name. I knew how to speak louder to express myself, which seemed to improve fluency.   What mattered to me in school? In school I honestly was not concerned about grades. I just wanted to speak without stuttering. I would write in my diary that I wanted to stop stuttering. Nothing mattered more than talking. When […]


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Testimonials Lori Melnitsky

Lori is unbelievable in what she does. I have seen first hand how well she worked with my wife and changed her life around. Stuttering, especially for adults, can be debilitating. Lori is masterful as a stutter coach and I highly recommend her to anyone that has speech needs. July 8 Lori is an experienced and compassionate Speech-Language Pathologist. She’d had a huge amount of success and continues to work hard to achieve the results that her clients come in seeking. I highly recommend Lori’s services to all. May 15 Lori is experienced and compassionate, she knows what a parent is going through and gently guides them to a place of well being with her listening and coaching. I highly recommend Lori as Life Coach that truly gives you her all. Grateful to know her, she is a blessing. If you need support, she is your gal! April 9


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Can stuttering or stammering stop?

Can stuttering or stammering stop? This is a question that I am asked often. Can someone stop stuttering. The truth is I have met many adults who have stopped or who stutter very mildly. They have gone through intensive therapy and stopped stuttering over the years, I was told to not believe this and I would stutter for the rest of my life. Yet there are days  I speak very fluently and have learned how to use continuous movement with stuttering. This is not black and white. Stuttering is impacted by many complex situations so we have to evaluate and analyze each person one by one. What to do? Seek help. I was petrified of talking. The fear almost ruined my life. I finally found people who understood stuttering and my life changed. Do not let fear of stuttering overtake you.  If past experiences did not help you keep going […]


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