Success Stories

At the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) clients discover a place where they know they are understood and supported — a place where they can free their voice.
“I don’t think stuttering is about control”
AIS Atlanta client Bibi talks about how her view on stuttering has shifted since coming to therapy.
"I've learned not to take anything personally"
Derek Mitchell joined Carl Herder at the AIS Atlanta office for an interview about his growth as a person who stutters, a “year of fear,” writing a book, and getting back into the workforce.
"I felt led to write a book"
Derek Mitchell joined Carl Herder at the AIS Atlanta office for an interview about his growth as a person who stutters, a “year of fear,” writing a book, and getting back into the workforce.
“Breaking the Fear of Being Me”
Derek Mitchell joined Carl Herder at the AIS Atlanta office for an interview about his growth as a person who stutters, a “year of fear,” writing a book, and getting back into the workforce.
Kids explain why you should support AIS
Thinking about supporting AIS? Get to know the type of difference we make, explained by our best advocates, kids!
We took our son to the American Institute for Stuttering at the age of 3 after not being happy with the therapy he was receiving locally. For years we commuted to the city for therapy. As my son got older and did not have the time to commute regularly, we did therapy sessions via Skype. I would not go anywhere else.
Sharon M.
Multidirectional approach, not like standard speech therapy. Like the multi-pronged direction involved in speech and communication. Highly recommend.
Debie R.
AIS offers a fresh and powerful approach to stuttering therapy. The skilled therapists have tremendous passion for what they do. They know that one-size-doesn't-fit-all in stuttering therapy and so they individualize therapy to each person. If you're thinking about making positive changes to live well with stuttering, AIS is a fantastic guide. Go for it, you won't regret it.
Naomi R.
AIS provides you with the tools to feel comfortable and confident in dealing with your stutter. Such an amazing group of clinicians who really understand the mental and physical components of stuttering. Through AIS, I made leaps and bounds in my speaking ability and could not recommend this place more to others who stutter.
Dylan L.
Working with AIS was a life-changing experience for me that I would recommend to anyone that feels held back by having a stutter. With their support, I was able to move past the constant fear of stuttering, and find confidence in what I have to say. Thank you to Chaya and the entire AIS team!
Mariah W.
We had my son evaluated here 11 years ago when he was 3. The evaluation was thorough and the practitioners were gentle, caring, and understanding. They gave us a clear understanding of his case, and equipped us with the knowledge to find appropriate therapy near our home.
Samantha O.