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Let’s get personal. Yesterday, I met with 4 clients on three continents. Technology is amazing!
But the most invigorating moments aren’t generated by tech.
The great moments are more often the subtle ones, face to face, one on one.
I want to invite you in, to appreciate the subtlety of my day yesterday.
I met an 18 year old young man who is struggling with his speech. As a result, he is starting to avoid conversations, acting shy and worrying about his future employability.
I asked him, what was most helpful in our meeting today?
He said: "I thought no-one would understand. I thought it was just me."
He appreciated the understanding I afforded to him. And in our meeting, I had the fortune to introduce him to a friend of mine, another young man who stutters. And that friend shared his own journey which resonated with this 18 year old!
I met another new client, a college-age young woman who is almost unintelligible. She lives the definition of resilience, but her deepest wish is the ability to speak for herself, and claim the independence she craves. And one of the keys to unlock her independence is her ability to speak for herself, and to be understood.
You see, what strikes me is the subtlety of these two meetings - two different people with different circumstances... they both come for "speech therapy." But what they really need isn't "speech therapy." "Put your tongue here..." "Slow down..." "Take a deep breath..."
What they want is:
 To be heard and to be understood - without judgement or whitewashing the real speech struggles. To be afforded the opportunity to own and wrote their own story. Often with the support of family, friends and sometimes... abcaring professional too.
 Real life change - the ability to communicate with greater success and more ease! In real life; not only in the speech therapy office. To be able to order food, enjoy friendships, meet new people, and pursue a career.
What these clients need (and deserve) is a guide. A speech-language pathologist, with a caring heart, problem solving mind, and championing spirit to unleash their fullest potential... and give them the greatest gift! An incubator for their improvement, growth and increasing independence!
This is what we do at Schneider Speech with each of our clients.
Younger kids, teens, adults and parents!
I can tell you, it's effortful and exhausting, even though it may appear fluid and informal.
That's because it's not your grandma's speech therapy.
It's speech-language therapy 2.0
Speech-language therapy with soul.
As we have learned from our teachers, clients mentors - first and foremost, Dr. Phil Schneider.
We feel privileged to do this every day with each of our clients.
If you know someone looking for this kind of help, let them know we're here.
Kew Gardens Hills, Queens,
Roslyn, Long Island
Cedarhurst, Long Island
Upper West Side, Manhattan
We remember our friend, Alan Rabinowitz (December 31, 1953 – August 5, 2018).
This page provides a window into the different facets of his life, and collects some of the opportunities we shared with Alan, and more.
We will miss Alan. And the world will miss Alan.
Through these images, podcasts and films, his legacy will live on.
Alan was our dear friend.
He was a gentle giant, a strong man who preferred giving than taking, and preferred advocating for others rather than advancing his own self-interests.
In adulthood, Alan became a strong voice. He was a pioneering advocate for worldwide conservation of big cats (founder and president of Panthera); an ambassador for people who stutter (spokesman for Stuttering Foundation of America); and a role model for many kids, young adults who stutter. He was a dear friend, and an intensely private and generous soul.
But his early childhood looked quite different than the strong shouldered spokesman and fearless advocate. As a shy kid from the Rockaways, his stutter led him to hide in shame. It also led him to make a promise to the big cats at the Bronx Zoo. That promise changed his life - and the lives of big cats around the world as well as thousands of young people who stutter, inspired by Alan.
WATCH: Exclusive extra-footage of Alan's story
From our documentary film, Transcending Stuttering: The Inside Story.
WATCH: Some of Alan's best films, TV and stories
Zoologist Alan Rabinowitz almost makes Stephen Colbert cry with the story of how he was inspired to save big cats (Comedy Central).
LISTEN to Alan the storyteller
READ Alan the author.
An incredible conference and gorgeous city!
We learned a lot more about ACT with our friend Katie Gore and her team, and lots of other friends. Definitely a HIGHLIGHT running 10k (me) and rollerblading (dad/Phil) on the boardwalk of Lake Michigan!
We enjoyed seeing so many friends - and made new ones.
But MOST OF ALL, it is incredible to see the transformative experience for our clients who came, and so many families, kids, teens and adults. The conference is an oasis, a haven, a community of listening, love and acceptance.
To be honest, we also gain so much from the experience. We bask in the environment of people connecting and "transcending" differences that don't make a difference. And we are encouraged to hear the stories of triumph, from people we know. And probably the most valuable part is LEARNING from other professionals and from people who stutter themselves.
Nothing in any textbook or any classroom can compare to the lessons learned by spending time with people who live with stuttering. Really LIVE!
Next year - we hope to see you there! @NSA Convention in Ft Lauderdale, FL
ONE-TIME “TASTER” MEETING - 8-9pm, Tuesday October 9
Open to all teens who stutter.
(Current and past clients are welcome too.)
Tuesday October 9, 2018
Location: 1025 Northern, Boulevard, Roslyn, NY
Scroll down more info, and RSVP button below “APPLY HERE”.
monthly group THERAPY for teens who stutter
Fees made affordable.
Scheduling made easy.
Location made local.
Change made possible.
Hosted by professional stuttering specialist
Small group of teens who stutter - providing peer-support, network, community
Our locations: Queens, Roslyn, Cedarhurst
Renewable monthly fee paid for 6 months series
Why group therapy for teens who stutter?
Increase the impact and value for your teen, combining TWO proven methods to help teens:
[Professional Guidance] + [Group Peer Support]
What's in it for teens?
We help teens address the physical, cognitive and emotional components of stuttering.
Understand your speech and your stuttering
Learn "traditional" speech therapy techniques and discover what works best for you
Face your fears and expand your "comfort-zone"
Share your thoughts and practice communication skills in a safe space
Groups forming now for Fall 2018
We look forward to hearing from you,
Uri and Joy