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International Stuttering Awareness Day (October 22) began in 1998, spear-headed by Michael Sugarman, Oakland, California. ISAD recognizes the growing alliance between speech-language professionals and consumers, who are learning from each other and working together to share, give support, and educate one another and the general public on the impact that stuttering has on individuals' lives. Online conferences, organized by Judy Kuster, have been an integral part of International Stuttering Awareness Day since its inception.
For participants who need some basic information about stuttering, please read about Stuttering from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.. Additional information is available on the Stuttering Home Page.
This year's conference is designed for people who stutter, their families and employers, the professionals who work with them, students in training and their instructors.
The contributions in this conference reflect professional and consumer interests about stuttering and are presented by over 60 individuals representing 22 different countries on 5 different continents. Each paper also has a threaded discussion page for your comments and questions. Contributors to the conference are solely responsible for the information they provide. The conference organizer and Minnesota State University cannot be responsible for nor can we attest to the accuracy or efficacy of the information others provide.
Instructions - please read! The papers are linked to the button to the left and are also hyperlinked. After you have opened the paper, the link will turn green to remind you that you've already opened that paper. The questions/comments page may be accessed at the top or bottom of each paper, or from the link after the title of the paper in the index. Remember that there are many people writing and attending this conference for whom English is not their first language. The Google Translation Service may help those who don't read English well to understand some of these papers. It will not be a perfect translation, but you should be able to get the idea.
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ExtraOrdinary People Who Stutter , interviews by Judy Kuster's undergraduate stuttering class members featuring Lars Afeldt (Sweden), Anita Scharis Blom (Sweden), Eric Christensen (Minnesota, USA), Moussa Dao (Burkina Faso, W. Africa), Mario D'Hont (Belgium), Gloria Klumb (Wisconsin, USA), Renee Krul (New Jersey, USA), Joseph Lukong (Cameroon, W. Africa), Jim McClure (Illinois, USA), Cynthia Scace (Vermont, USA), David Shifren (New York, USA), Andreas Starke (Germany), Ray Tong (China), Tony Troiano (New York, USA), Bernie Weiner (Michigan, USA), Bonnie Weiss (New York, USA), Gang Wu (China) -Discussion-
Brighter Days for People Who Stutter in Africa: Outcome of the First African Conference on Stuttering by Joseph Lukong (Cameroon, West Africa) -Discussion-
The following short papers reflect the spreading self-help movement for people who stutter in Africa. -Discussion-.
Technology: A friend or foe of someone who stutters? by Alan Badmington (Wales) -Discussion-
Influence of Stuttering on Career Decisions: A Personal Story by Prakhar Sachan (India) -Discussion-
Success! In Spite Of (or maybe because of?) Stuttering - Personal Stories by Tony Stewart (England) and Robert Van Keilegom (Belgium) -Discussion-
Virtual reality and stuttering: Opportunities and challenges by Shelley Brundage (Washington, DC USA) -Discussion-
The telehealth adaptation of the Lidcombe Program of early stuttering intervention by Christine Lewis (Australia) -Discussion-
The Impact of Stuttering at Work: Challenges and Discrimination by Marshall Rice and Robert Kroll (Canada) -Discussion-
The Existence of Stuttering in Sign Language and other Forms of Expressive Communication: Sufficient Cause for the Emergence of a New Stuttering Paradigm? by Greg Snyder (Mississippi, USA) -Discussion-
Stuttering in Sudan and new Hopes for the Persons Who Stutter (PWS): Survey Study in Khartoum State Primary Schools by Sami Awad Yasin (Khartoum, Sudan, Africa) -Discussion-
The Team: Who They Are, What They Do, and How To Join by Willie Botterill (England), Edwin Farr (England), and Mark Irwin (Australia) -Discussion-
Keep Spreading the Word - a 5-minute QuickTime movie of how information about stuttering is spreading around the world through ISAD, ISA, IFA, ELSA, ASHA, SFA, and other organizations and individuals. Produced by Lee Nelson & Michael Sugarman -Discussion-
Clinical Nuggets: Treatment Treasures and Activities — short papers each sharing a therapy idea
The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is...The Perfect Job: Tips for Getting (and Keeping) a Job by Beth Bienvenu (Maryland, USA) -Discussion-
Reactive or Proactive: How Do You Respond to Stuttering? by Tim Mackesey, (Georgia, USA) -Discussion-
Liberating Ourselves as Clinicians: The Care and Feeding of Us and Our Clients by Catherine Montgomery (New York, USA) -Discussion-
Stuttering Well: The Clinician's Use of Positive Language by Peter Reitzes (New York, USA) -Discussion-
Two philosophies of treatment for stuttering in China by Ren Zhiqiang (China) and Yao Xinshan (China), translated by Huang Haiyin (China) -Discussion for Dr. Ren and -Discussion for Psychologist Yao
What Does Transactional Analysis Tell Us About Therapy for Stuttering? by William Rosenthal (California, USA) -Discussion-
What People Who Stutter Have Taught Me About Demons and Freedom by Cindy Spillers (Minnesota, USA) -Discussion-
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last updated October 1, 2006