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We are thrilled to announce the publication of our research paper "Content and Construct Validity of the European Portuguese A-19 Scale of Children’s Attitudes". This project has been a collaborative effort with esteemed Professor Barry Guitar.   This paper focuses on feelings and attitudes towards communication in children who stutter, an important but often overlooked aspect of stuttering. We aim to underscore the critical role of Speech and Language Therapists in nurturing the communication skills of all children, with or without diagnosed conditions.   Our study validated the European Portuguese A-19 scale, a critical tool to assess feelings and attitudes of school-age children who stutter. It further emphasizes the importance of early, multidimensional assessments to combat negative attitudes towards communication.   The  final Portuguese version of A-19 was used in a pilot study in which 42 children participated (21 children who stutter and 21 children who do not stutter) and provided insightful findings on how children, both those who stutter and those without diagnosed disabilities, feel and think about communication. We must note, however, that this study includes a sample of children who stutter and are already attending speech and language therapy sessions. Future research should consider larger and more diverse sample sizes to strengthen the findings.   Findings from this study can be instrumental in the development of better approaches to stuttering treatment in Portuguese-speaking populations and further emphasize the role of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive factors in speech therapy.   The paper is now available for your reading: We hope you'll find it as interesting and informative as we did while working on it!   📖 Authors: Elsa Marta Soares, Ana Rita S. Valente, Gonçalo Leal, Barry Guitar   #Stuttering #Stammering #SpeechTherapy #Research #Communication #SLT #ChildDevelopment #ResearchAndDevelopment...

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iStutter Center opens in Spain in September 2023!

We are incredibly proud to announce the opening of the IStutter Center, starting this September, in Madrid, at the exclusive MipSalud Clinic, in the Salamanca District, near the Retiro Park and the Prado Museum.   This marks a significant moment in the history of our company, which for several years has maintained collaborations with speech therapists, research centers, universities, and non-profit organizations from our neighboring country.   Now, it is time to bring our clinical approach in stuttering therapy, our dedication, and our technological innovation to Spain. We will have a highly specialized team in stuttering that will conduct evaluations and sessions for children and their families, as well as for teenagers and adults who stutter.   We would like to express our gratitude to MipSalud for this opportunity to integrate into their magnificent team of health and management professionals. A special thank you to the Director, Dr. José Duval, Dr. Gemma Jabalquinto, and Lola Sánchez.   On Saturday, June 17th, we will organize a presentation event, exclusively for our partners and closest friends, who have accompanied us in this Iberian growth and learning journey. We will provide more news very soon!...

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🌍🤝 International iStutter Center team meets in Abu Dhabi! 🚀

We're excited to share the incredible moments we've experienced over the past few days in Abu Dhabi.   🇦🇪🇧🇷🇺🇸🇵🇹 Our international team gathered to discuss new challenges and to define strategies for the development of innovative projects: Anelise Junqueira Bohnen, Gonçalo Leal, Farah Al Qaissieh, Gerald Maguire, Joanne Maguire, Granville & Sidney Kirkurp, Rita Carneiro, and Elsa Marta Soares. 🏗️🕌 We visited the construction site of our center in Khalifa City, with its opening scheduled for the last quarter of 2023.   🤗🌟 We discussed synergies with Stutter UAE, a pioneering group in the Middle East supporting people who stutter.   🔍🗣️ We addressed various topics, such as: data for research; preparation for International Stuttering Awareness Day (in October); partnerships with universities in the field of Artificial Intelligence applied to Speech Therapy; new virtual reality scenarios, with Virtual Reality Producer, Nicolas Delaunay.   We're proud of the teamwork and energy our international team shares. Together, we will continue to transform lives and revolutionize the field of speech therapy! 🌐💪   #istuttercenter #istutter #speechcarecenter #abudhabi #dubai #gcc #speechtherapy #innovation #collaboration #stuttering...

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iStutter Center welcomes Gerald Maguire as Global Medical Director

iStutter Treatment Center is very proud to welcome Dr. Gerald A. Maguire, MD, Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, Chief Advisor of Vivera Pharmaceutical’s Neurosciences Division, and former Chairman of the National Stuttering Association, as its Global Medical Director....

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Farah Al Qaissieh -Stutter UAE- StutterFest 2021

One should never feel ashamed of their stutter. @farahalqaissieh explains the turmoil a child who stutters feels but how acknowledging it and providing the right environment can help a child feel comfortable with their stutter. Listen to @farahalqaissieh discussing stuttering and its various aspects at the Stutter Fest 2021....

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