NEW YORK- November 2019-Speechagain, a digital based stuttering tool, announces the close of the series A round of funding from private investors. An international investor group from the United States, Germany, and Switzerland has now joined the Speechagain community.
Four members of our Speechagain team will be hosting our booth at the 2019 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. We are very excited to be attending an incredibly inspiring event, meeting and collaborating with speech-language pathologists from all over the nation. The ASHA Convention is an annual professional education event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
New York, October 2019 - Our General Manager, Johanna Joch, will be speaking at the USA-Central Europe Women in Business Summit 2019 on October 17. We are very excited and honored to be a part of such an amazing event with powerful and driven women around the world. This summit will focus on building trans-Atlantic ties with women is business.
We love to share fun facts, and of course, facts about stuttering are our favorite! Did you know that people who stutter are usually fluent when speaking in chorus with others, whispering, or even signing? We touched on this phenomenon during our blog post about movie stars who stutter, stating that some of them found singing or acting to be their own form of “stuttering therapy”. Sooo...why does this happen?
As Halloween approaches, we find ourselves looking to the stars for costume inspiration. But why not look at some stars who have actually inspired the stuttering community? Emily Blunt – The “go-to” name when we think of a celebrity who stutters. Her path for stuttering therapy was interesting, as her speech therapist actually recommended her to try different accents to decrease her stutter. That therapy technique has now made her who she is today!
Over 70 million people worldwide stutter. Learning this statistic makes us eager to support those who stutter and there is no better time like the present! Check out these easy (and fun!) ways you can give back, too:
Although we’re based in NYC, there are local stuttering events nationwide!