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When Daniele Rossi first started an on-line podcast in 2006, he meticulously edited out his stuttering, and did multiple takes of every show in order to give listeners at least the impression of stutter-free speech. It occurred to him one day that maybe it didn’t have to be that way. He began searching the web for groups and forums aimed at supporting and inspiring people who stutter.

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Putting The Past Behind

Throughout life, it's easy to get caught up in our past, and allow ourselves to be filled with regret and frustration. It's that very regret and frustration that if can weigh us down if we let it. For those of us that stutter, we can often find our stutter to be a constant reminder of what hardships we endured. That is, if we choose to perceive things in that manner.

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David Stones reads from "Infinite Sequels"

David Stones is a semi-retired business executive and CEO. He divides his time between Toronto and Stratford, Ontario volunteering in support of the world renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival and the town's rich cultural heritage. He is also a writer and a person who stutters. He read from his book of poetry, Infinite Sequels, on Tuesday November 19th at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto.

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David and Goliath

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In his latest book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, the well-known Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell unveils some biased beliefs commonly held about how people achieve success in life. Everyone is familiar with the titular biblical story: a young shepherd boy with a slingshot slays a mighty, heavily armed warrior. But for Gladwell, the outcome of the battle is really not that extraordinary when one looks at the circumstances behind the famous face-off.

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An update on pharmacological treatments for stuttering

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Dr. Gerald Maguire recently spoke with Peter Reitzes for a Stuttertalk podcast. He is the director of the Kirkup Center for the Medical Treatment of Stuttering. This is the only research centre in the world dedicated exclusively to the field of study of the treatment of stuttering through medicine. He is also the author of Without Hesitation: Speaking to the Silence and the Science of Stuttering.

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Stuttering and marriage

The Other Side of the Block: The Stutterer’s Spouse. By Julia M. Boberg and Einer Boberg, from Journal of Fluency Disorders 15 (1990), 61-75

The impact of stuttering on adults who stutter and their partners. By Janet M. Beilby, Michelle L Byrnes, Emily L. Meagher, J. Scott Yaruss, from Journal of Fluency Disorders 38(2013) 14-29

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In the realm of information about stuttering, many perspectives have been studied, from that of parents of children who stutter to professionals in the field. However, there is scant research exploring the effects of stuttering on the life partner of a person who stutters, and how that relationship is affected.

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