Make Room For The Stuttering

Finding Myself As Me – Episode 116

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Pam

Episode 116 features Sara MacIntyre who hails from Philadelphia, PA and presently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Sara is a SLP working with people who stutter at the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) in NYC.

Sara was extremely covert about her stuttering for a long time and decided in her senior year of college that she needed a change. She describes a conversation with her parents where she disclosed that she still stutters.

It was then that Sara and her mom searched around for quality therapy and Sara found and decided to do a three-week intensive therapy at the AIS.

Listen in as we talk about meeting other people who stutter for the first time and a little bit about the therapy program at AIS. Sara also talks about her “stuttering closet,” giving herself a “free pass” at times and being kind to herself, and how she came to work as a SLP at AIS.

This was a great conversation and it was so nice getting to know Sara. Feel free to leave comments or questions below. Feedback is a gift.

The podcast safe music used in this episode is credited to ccMixter.

 

 

 

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2 Responses to "Finding Myself As Me – Episode 116"

Dear Sarah and Pam,

The timing of this podcast is perfect! Let me explain: I am a member of a popular French stuttering Facebook group. A young female newcomer to the group introduced herself and mentioned that she has always been outgoing despite her stuttering. She attributed her positive attitude to the fact that her parents paid little attention to her stuttering. As you realize by now, this statement somewhat contradicts Saras’s point of view expressed during your discussion. I replied to the many posts which were agreeing with that young woman’s interpretation, by specifically referring to this podcast episode. I explained that perhaps her outgoing attitude could be an innate personality trait that has not much to do with her parents’ attitudes and reinforcements. Additionally, drawing general conclusions based on unique cases could be risky. Thanks for providing compelling counter-arguments and for enriching discussion on these important issues.

I am a stutter’ and l applaud you guys; but I haven’t gotten there yet. I have no confident in my self. I will appreciate some feed back.

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