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Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice
Written by Lisa Wilder   
Monday, 03 June 2013 15:57

This is a review of the book Out With It, by Katherine Preston

When Katherine Preston first set out to write a book about stuttering, she intended  it to be a series of interviews with people who stutter, researchers and speech therapists. Her book does still contain conversations with people she interviewed over a ten month period while traveling across the United States, with the purpose of talking to as many people as she could about stuttering. But after completing her journey and gathering her research, Katherine realized the book she needed to write was in fact her own memoir.

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.



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