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!
AIS gives you practical tools for your personal and professional life. They are supportive and understanding throughout your stuttering journey.
Jillian
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 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.
Wonderful place filled with wonderful, helpful people.
Dan M.
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.
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