STUTTERING: More Than A Tangled Tongue
chaired by Judith Kuster, Minnesota State University, Mankato
The online conference itself is freely available, but is also available for 1.5 CEU's (15 hours) or 1 semester credit. To learn about the requirements and how to register for the ISAD online conference for MSU, Mankato CEU's or college credit Open this link
ISAD2009 information/events may be announced here.
The 2009 International Awareness Day Poster is available to download and distribute. (The poster can be remade with your country's language by emailing the creator, Danko Jaksic at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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. All past online conferences are also available here
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 (the twelfth!) is designed for people who stutter, their families and employers, the professionals who work with them, students in training and their instructors.
Beginning October 1 there are papers covering a variety of topics related to fluency and fluency disorders, as well as "The Professor Is In" where you can ask questions of several professionals.
The contributions in this conference reflect professional and consumer interests about stuttering and are presented by over 70 individuals representing twelve different countries on five different continents. Each paper also has a threaded discussion page for your comments and questions. By October 22, 2009, International Stuttering Awareness Day, the authors of the papers will respond as they wish. Feel free to post your questions/comments at any time and check back on International Stuttering Awareness Day for any response from the author. 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. The authors' papers will be permanently archived on the Stuttering Home Page for you to read at any time (http://www.stutteringhomepage.com).
Remember that there are many people writing and attending this conference for whom English is not their first language. The Altavista Translation Service may help those who don't read English well to understand some of these papers. If you put the URL (address) of any paper into the above site, you can ask that the paper be translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, or Portuguese. It will not be a perfect translation, but you should be able to get the idea.
You can also try InterTran, a translation service which will translate English text into the following languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian/Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, Latin OR Google Translate which includes translation services for Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician German Greek Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese Welsh and Yiddish
Please ask questions that are relevant to the papers and refrain from developing a personal topic. It is expected that participants will remain cordial. The coordinator of the conference retains the right to delete posts considered inappropriate.
One final request - you are of course free to read and respond to any/all of the papers. For students and others intending to read all of the papers, I have a request. Those whose last names begin A-L, please start reading the conference papers from the last paper to the first. For those whose last names begin M-Z, please start with the papers at the beginning.
Office Hours - The Professor Is In
Ask your question here
Face the Fear: Trials and Tribulations of Public Speaking by Sarah (Dowgiallo) D'Agostino and Maria (Garza) Witte Questions/comments a short paper accompanied by a 22 minute movie of a National Stuttering Association 2004 conference presentation.
Stuttering and Teachers in Kuwait: The story so far by Fauzia Abdalla and Ali Al-Saddah (Kuwait) Questions/comments
Understanding Sex Differences in Developmental Stuttering by David M. Corey (Louisiana, USA) Questions/comments
International Stuttering Awareness Day: Consumers and Professionals Working Together a history of ISAD and the ISAD Online Conferences, by Judith Kuster (Minnesota, USA) and Michael Sugarman (California, USA) Questions/comments
The Experience of People Who Stutter: A Survey by the National Stuttering Association Jim McClure (New Mexico, USA)Questions/comments
Simplifying Stuttering Therapy in a School Setting Richard Mallard (Texas, USA)Questions/comments
Stuttering: Falling through a hole in the academic web? Grant Meredith (Australia) Questions/comments
What Marty Jezer Taught Me About Counseling People Who Stutter by Lisa Vadnie (Minnesota, USA) and Marty Jezer (deceased) Questions/comments
The following are short papers by speech-language pathologists who work with children and adults who stutter, sharing some of their favorite therapy ideas.
The following are short articles by several people who stutter and have found various methods of reducing the fear of speaking.
How Beliefs and Self-image Can Influence Stuttering by Alan Badmington (Wales, UK) Questions/comments
Hello My Name Is Cathy, But You Can Call Me Anne: A story of a covert person who stutters by Cathy Olish (Michigan, USA) Questions/comments
"Returning to the Lion's Den Thirty Years Later...Older, Wiser and Armed!" by Chris Roach (Texas, USA) Questions/comments
Newsletters about Stuttering and Examples and How To Do It Yourself!
Many organizations and individuals interested in Fluency Disorders put newsletters online. Some examples are
The coordinator of this conference gratefully acknowledges the continuing patient and expert help and support of Tom Kuster and of the ITS staff at Minnesota State University, Mankato, especially Jerry Anderson, Jeffrey Henline, and Jeffrey Hundstad.
Viren Gandhi from India has created a single zip file of the conference papers that can be downloaded and read offline. It will not include the PDF files, movies, or music that is part of the conference. It will include only the papers. It will open on either a PC or a MAC. When the files are unzipped (PC) or unstuffed (MAC), it creates the same structure as it is on Internet. When you click on it, it opens the ISAD12 Main Conference Page and then you can read the papers on ISAD12 offline as it is on Internet, but without access to all the questions/comments and answers, the sound or video files, or the powerpoints that are part of some of the papers. For PC users who prefer, an exe file is also available. Download it to your desktop and click on the "index" file. This will not work on a MAC computer. If you have questions, please address them to Viren Gandhi (email@example.com).
- Using your cell phone, this UPC symbol will direct you to the Stuttering Home Page!