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Cutting out the noise: a review
Written by Andrew Harding   
Thursday, 09 May 2013 16:32

A review of the book: Mindfulness and Stuttering - Using Eastern Strategies to speak with greater ease, by Ellen-Marie Silverman, 158 pages, CreateSpace 2012


You’re about to order a meal, or maybe introduce yourself. You feel you might stutter. Your mind races away for a moment as you think about the need to make a good impression. You remember the times when you didn’t  - and the consequences if you don’t this time. Then suddenly it’s time to speak. But now you feel a bit disconnected. You stutter- and feel more disconnected still.

Without Hesitation: Speaking to the Silence and the Science of Stuttering
Written by Lisa Wilder   
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 17:49

This article is a review of Gerald Maguire's Without Hesitation: Speaking to the Silence and the Science of Stuttering first appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of CSA Voices.

WHcoverGerald A. Maguire is an Associate Pressor of Clinical Psychiatry, and Senior Associate Dean of Educational Affairs, at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Kirkup Center for the Medical Treatment of Stuttering. This is the only research centre in the world dedicated exclusively to this field of study – the treatment of stuttering through medicine.

Gerald Maguire is a person who stutters, as well as being a clinician and researcher. Without Hesitation is written not for pathologists or other doctors but for people who do not have a scientific background.

During his education and career, Maguire found that even among his professional, well-educated peers there existed “a shocking lack of knowledge about stuttering.” He is extremely dedicated to educating people and to helping those who stutter. He also knows that some people are uncomfortable about the idea of taking drugs for stuttering.


Review of novel "Dead Languages" | Print |
Written by Lisa Wilder   
Thursday, 09 December 2010 15:30

dead languagesDavid Shield’s novel, Dead Languages, is an intensely personal narrative about the life of Jeremy Zorn, growing up in San Francisco in the 60s and 70s, who happens to have a severe stutter. The book opens with memories of formative experiences from his early childhood, mainly the strong personalities of his highly intellectual and verbose family, particularly his mother.


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