Well, sort of new anyway. This section will highlight Blogs, Videos, and Podcasts featuring stuttering. There are many additional examples online that highlight specific therapy programs for those interested in doing some research. If you know of additional general materials about stuttering that should be included here, please suggest them.
"Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called 'tweets.'" Below are a few Twitters about stuttering that may be of interest
The word "blog" is short for "web log" and is "a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies." (Onelook Dictionary). Below are examples of blogs which focus on stuttering.
There are numerous Facebook Groups about fluency disorders that have emerged. Several of the larger groups are listed below. To find more, enter "stuttering" in the Facebook Search.
- Official National/International Groups
- General Stuttering groups
- Facebook groups with special focus
- Additional Facebook groups with over 500 members
- Facebook Causes that aren't asking for donations
An online video search with the keyword stuttering, stutterer, stutter, or stammering will uncover many examples of stuttering videos - some just a few seconds long, others over 30 minutes long. Some of the videos can be downloaded to your computer to watch off-line. Others (notably on youtube.com) must be viewed online. Below are several good examples of videos about stuttering. There are also MANY videos that could be considered "informercials' for specific therapy programs, some showing interesting before and after videos. If you are interested in infomercials or videos providing information about specific programs, feel free to search on http://video.google.com, http://video.aol.com, and other video search strategies on yahoo, etc.
- Sophie Gustafson GWAA Acceptance Speech - excellent example of not using word avoidances.
- Wait, Wait, I'm Not Finished Yet - 10 minute online video featuring young people who stammer (stutter). This is part of an excellent Stammering Information Programme which also includes Top tips, Suggestions sheets, and Awareness raising. (Commissioned by the UK Department of Health and created by team at The Michael Palin Centre)
- A video-based Online Fluency resource for assessing stuttering of an eight year old conducted in IsiXhosa, an African language, a culturally and linguistically relevant assessment followed by questions to facilitate reflective learning for Speech-language therapists, by Harsha Kathard, South Africa.
- Stotteren: Een (korte) animatiefilm from Belgium (BSV) and translated into English as Stuttering: a short animation film - this excellent 8 minute animation was made by 2 students from the Artevelde High School in Belgium, shared by Belgische Stottervereniging, the Dutch Stuttering Association
- The Biography Channel's
Joe Biden - a 22 minute video freely available that talks about his life and about how stuttering influenced who he is today.
- Unspeakable, Directed by John Paskievich, National Film Board of Canada
- Jeff Shames biographical film, Spit It Out
- Video Documentaries -- DVD, directed by award-winning filmmaker and
stutterer Allan Holzman; now combined onto one full-length DVD. $14.95 Order at http://www.stutterstutter.com/
"Joseph G. Sheehan's Message to a Stutterer"
"No Words to Say"
- Films by Phil and Uri Schneider
- Freely available Videos from The Stuttering Foundation
- The Case of the Stuttering Pig - Warner Brothers cartoon (7 min 46 sec) (Several, full-length Porky Pig cartoons are available online at http://www.supercartoons.net/cartoon/812/porky-pig-the-case-of-the-stuttering-pig.html
- TV interviews and short reports
Podcasts and Online Radio
A podcast is a digital media file distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds, like a "radio." These files can be playbacked on a portable media player (like an iPod) or your computer. (Wikipedia)
Google+ Hangouts provide opportunity for live video calls with up to 10 people. The following are used to schedule meeting times for information and small support group opportunities
- Stutter Social - a Hangout (a group video conference call accommodating up to ten people at once for chatting and discussion about stuttering-related issues), hosted by David Resnick, Daniele Rossi, Evan Sherman, Krishna, and Mitchell Trichon.
- Stammer Freely - an online Organization originating in India that joins people who stutter or stammer (PWS) through Google+ Hangouts
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added August 20, 2012
updated May 5, 2015