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!
Multidirectional approach, not like standard speech therapy. Like the multi-pronged direction involved in speech and communication. Highly recommend.
Debie R.
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.
Wonderful place filled with wonderful, helpful people.
Dan M.
I could barely communicate when I started their class, and now I have all the tools I need to speak. What a world of a difference these people made in my life, I highly highly highly recommend this program and could not imagine my life without them. Thank you all so much <3 After I finished their class I did Toastmasters for 6 months and I would definitely recommend that as continual learning for every single person who takes the class, that also made a huge difference for me.
William P.
I have been a client of AIS for a little over two years now and it is honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. As a lifelong stutterer and someone who just did not respond to typical speech therapy, this place has opened up a whole new world for me, not just for stuttering treatment, but mental health as well. At AIS, they treat the whole person, not just the speech. I am now a part of a community of stutterers I never knew existed. AIS has been incredibly freeing for me. I will never go anywhere else.
Megan W.
AIS gives you practical tools for your personal and professional life. They are supportive and understanding throughout your stuttering journey.
Jillian
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