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.
AIS has taught me effective managing techniques, as well as the confidence and grace to overcome my fear of stuttering. I highly recommend AIS.
Ben V.
AIS changed my life. They helped me gain confidence with my stuttering and they helped me become a more effective communicator.
Artem
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.
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.
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