Many years ago when I was an accountant I had interviews while stuttering severely or what I perceived as severe difficulty communicating. I was a pro at substituting words and avoiding as not to stutter. I would not dare disclosing that I stuttered at that time. Interestingly I got many jobs despite the challenges of free expression. I believe these are a few of the reasons why… I established eye contact. I was confident in what I said. I even got a job as a computer assistant by just not the language. I am persuasive. If you are interested in coaching, speech therapy or a webinar to help you please email Lori@allislandspeech.com I can also coach you through difficult situations. Together we can succeed.
Summer is often the best time to begin therapy and make changes. Call Lori today 516-776-0184 Friday, January 8, 2010- reposted May 11, 2017 The label stutterer vs a person who stutters Today I received a call from a parent of a child who stutters. This week happened to be an unusually difficult speech week for me as I had trouble sleeping at night. As a result I had to focus even more on my fluency tools but also realized the world was not going to end if I stuttered. As I spoke to this mother, she asked if I used to be a stutterer. I answered that I still was. Usually I don’t care if people use the word stutterer or person who stutters, but this time I did. I felt like it was asked with judgement and the fact that I was a successful speech pathologist was being ignored. I don’t have […]
Recently I contacted a few well known CEU companies about offering Stuttering/Fluency CEU courses. I have spoken at LISHA, taught at LIU and have been on radio and TV shows about stuttering. I also have spoken at the National Stuttering Association. I have been told by many that the demand for stuttering continuing ed courses is limited and many are hesitant to offer it for fear of limited enrollment. When I spoke at LISHA we had over 90 participants. When I have done informal talks with minimal advertising I have gotten over 25 parents. How can this be that the atmosphere is that people will not be interested? Have no fear… My alma mater, Hofstra University, is willing to sponsor a CEU event but I worry about the future. Who will learn about these wonderful fluency programs that many not be available in schools but are here to help? […]