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My name is Tony Pearson, a counselor in a children's psychiatric hospital. Stuttering is one of the most mysterious ailments to strike humanity and it is one of the most frustrating. Millions of people are afflicted with this condition and struggle each day to navigate their lives while feeling... Full Bio
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Expert Commenters by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You know what is annoying? Well, lots of things, but today I received a notification from my blog that somebody left a comment. I don't usually become annoyed with com ... Read on »
To Hide or Not To Hide (again) by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This issue has come up again in my life because I visited a blog that I actually link to in my sidebar . I respect this blogger a lot, actually, so this entry is not i ... Read on »
Hello. I Stutter - A New Blog :) by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I discovered a new blogger , also a fellow stutterer, who found my blog and then commented on some of the things I said. I appreciate that kind of attention because it ... Read on »
Teaching Elementary Students by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Since beginning this blog (2006), I have become a licensed K-8 teacher (no, this is not me in the photo) and have relocated to the southeastern part of the United ... Read on »
18 Famous People Who Stutter by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Mel Tillis I love it when famous people "come out" as stutterers. Our community has so few visible supporters, unlike so many other causes which often hav ... Read on »
Tips for Non-Stutterers by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine (I posted something like this years ago, but I recently posted about this on Facebook , so thought I'd post it here, as well. ) Often, people are only trying to hel ... Read on »
Celexa: The Verdict for Stuttering! by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My verdict, anyway. I can't speak intelligently from the perspective of the scientific or medical community on the efficacy of Celexa as a stuttering therapy, but I ca ... Read on »
Learning to Stutter? The King's Speech Film! by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you are a stutterer/stammerer, no doubt you are aware of the multiple-Oscar winning motion picture "The King's Speech" starring Academy Award winner Colin Firth. Mu ... Read on »
My First Drug: Citalopram (Celexa) by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, ladies and gents, I am embarking on my first test of pharmacological aids for stuttering. On my latest visit to my neurologist for my Essential Tremor, I asked h ... Read on »
Trump Owes An Apology to Stutterers by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you saw the recent White House Correspondent Dinner video that is circulating, then you know that Donald Trump got roasted pretty thoroughly by both President Obama ... Read on »
Habit or Neurology? by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I may have posted about this before, I can't really remember. There are times in my day when I am completely fluent. I do not use fluency tricks, I don't block, I don't ... Read on »
Pagoclone...When will it be available? Ever? by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This video below cites a 55% effectiveness rate for users and the video shows a dramatic decrease in the stuttering of the subject in question. I recently did research o ... Read on »
Headed for Neurology! by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I recently obtained a new primary family physician since moving to the east coast and I have to say that I am very pleased with the recommended doctor I chose. The front ... Read on »
Meet Bobby - A New Blogger by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I love it when new comments come in on my blog posts because it gives me the chance to meet new stutterers and gives me greater insight to our community and just who is a ... Read on »
Stuttering Advice by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was contacted recently by a very loving and caring mother of a primary school child who asked my opinion about some concerns she has with her son's speech. With her pe ... Read on »
iPhone App: DAF Assistant by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I refuse to shell out $4000 for the SpeechEasy, not only because it's far too expensive, but also because there is strong evidence that the device's beneficial effects event ... Read on »
An Award & A Difficult Academic Task by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Apparently, my blog was one of 10 winners for the 2010 Top Stuttering Stammering Blogs (see the badge in the right-hand column). You can read about who hosts this selection ... Read on »
Teaching? by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am currently employed as a counselor for teenagers in a children's crisis hospital. I deal daily with teenagers with various conditions such as autism, pychotic tendencies ... Read on »
Is Stuttering Cool? by sign543 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recently a friend sent me a suggestion to "like" something on Facebook. It's a group called Stuttering Is Cool and from what I have read, it is at least partly about stutter ... Read on »