April, 2013 | Ottawa Association of People who Stutter

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Posted on: April 13th, 2013 by David Burton No Comments

OAPWS is participating in the 2013 Ottawa Race Weekend as members of the Stuttering Treatment Clinic Team. This event is one of Canada’s most prestigious race events of the year and takes place on May 25h & 26th. The Team is under the umbrella of the Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s (OHF) “Run For A Reason” campaign.

Money we raise will go directly to the Marie Poulos Bursary Fund which enables teens and adults attend speech therapy programs at the Stuttering Treatment Clinic. This clinic is located at the Rehab Centre of the Ottawa General Hospital and is only one of three such facilities in Canada to offer semi-intensive and intensive therapy programs for individuals who stutter.

The bursary fund is named in honour of Marie Poulos, a speechlanguage pathologist who worked at the Clinic from 1979 until she was tragically killed in a car accident in 1991. Several members of OAPWS actually knew Marie in the 1990s and can testify first hand what a wonderful speech therapist she was.

You can help us reach our goal of raising $5000 by sponsoring our team. (more…)

Ottawa Library Presentation: Talking About Stuttering

Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by David Burton No Comments

On Saturday April 27, 2013 members of the Ottawa Association of People Who Stutter will give a presentation titled Talking About Stuttering at the Nepean Centrepointe Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Members will discuss causes of and common misconceptions related to stuttering, current therapy options for children and adults and helpful suggestions for concerned parents. The presentation will take place from 11:00-12:30.

You can register for this program online by going to the library’s program site here.

To register online you will be asked to input your library card no.

You can also register by calling 613-580-2710

We especially encourage parents who are concerned about their children’s stuttering to attend. OAPWS members will also be available after the presentation to discuss any concerns people may have or to learn more about our group.

How should a person react when they meet someone who stutters? (more…)