Registration is open for the 2017 CSA Conference!

conference logoWe are putting together the agenda for our upcoming conference and a detailed list of conference activities will be posted in a few weeks. The 2017 Toronto CSA conference will be engaging and informative for anyone whose life is affected by stuttering – people who stutter and their families, speech-language pathologists and students of speech language pathology. Registration is open! Check out the conference page for more information.

Ontario PC Party Leader Patrick Brown talks about stuttering

 Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown credits his mother with helping him overcome his stuttering. When he was a kid, she cut back her work schedule to take him to speech therapy at the Clarke Institute (Now the Speech and Stuttering Institute), driving from Barrie to Toronto for the visits. The therapy gave him the tools and the confidence he needed to improve his speech. 

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2017 Canadian Stuttering Association Conference

The 2017 Annual CSA Conference will take place on October 28, 2017. It will be at the University of Toronto campus, Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON. For those who are interested in presenting a workshop, the form is now available here.

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How mindfulness can influence stuttering

What is mindfulness? Stated most simply it really is just about paying attention, either paying attention passively to where your attention is focused or actively focusing your attention on something. 

Mindfulness can result in profound change in people's lives and practising mindfulness can also potentially influence stuttering, according to Paul Brocklehurst, PHD, Director of the Stammering Self-Empowerment Program.

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Kim Block receives accolades for her book "Stuttering Superhero"

 Kim BlockKim Block holds a copy of Stuttering Superhero
photo by Tereza Verenca

Kim Block of Burnaby, BC has appeared in the media recently promoting her delightful book about a young girl who stutters, "Stuttering Superhero". The local paper Burnaby Now features Kim in an article, where she says her main impetus for writing the book was due to the fact that “Stuttering is not talked about at all. There’s still so much misinformation out there.”

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