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’m talking more. I’m doing more things that scare me.”
People who stutter share the challenges they face due to stuttering, and how therapy at AIS has helped.
"It's okay to say what I want to say"
Lambros's AIS Gala Speech 2019
Parents Speak
What parents have to say about stuttering therapy at AIS.
"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.
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.
AIS gives you practical tools for your personal and professional life. They are supportive and understanding throughout your stuttering journey.
Jillian
Multidirectional approach, not like standard speech therapy. Like the multi-pronged direction involved in speech and communication. Highly recommend.
Debie R.
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.
I have been with AIS for 15 years. I started when I was 7 years old when I was diagnosed with a severe stutter that ranked between 85 and 95% on the severity index for stuttering. I am now the CEO of a medical diagnostics startup and I am consulting on two other healthcare startups which I am only able to do because AIS helped me free my voice and control and live with my stutter. I will forever be grateful.
Will E.
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.
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