On July 20, 2019, Dr. Michael Boyle gave an invited keynote address at the annual convention of FRIENDS, the National Association of Young People Who Stutter, in Chicago, Illinois. His speech, titled “My story of stuttering: Memories, lessons learned, and advice” was received enthusiastically by over 250 attendees including school-age children, teenagers, and young adults who stutter, in addition to family members of children who stutter, graduate student clinicians, and speech-language pathologists. The theme of this year’s convention was “Change” and Dr. Boyle discussed his personal story of change, sharing insights and lessons learned from living with stuttering. Excerpts and key points from his address can be seen here: http://www.friendswhostutter.org/annual-convention/keynote/
Michael Boyle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University.