Ottawa Hospital To Close Its Stuttering Treatment Clinic After 43 Years!

In its recent round of funding cuts Dr. Jack Kitts CEO of the Ottawa Hospital announced that the Stuttering Treatment Clinic will close at the end of October 2015. Reasons given by the Hospital for closing the clinic are that stuttering is not an illness requiring medical expertise and that the Hospital’s mandate is to […]

2015 Ottawa Race Weekend: Remembering Norm McEwen and Marie Poulos

  The Ottawa Race Weekend is one of Canada’s premier race events and takes place every year near the end of May. The  above photo shows Norm McEwen with some of the 2012 team members from the Stuttering Treatment Clinic. Standing tall as always among others, Norm was a long time advocate for people who […]

The First Time I Met Norm

As many of you know, Norm McEwen died unexpectedly last fall. This year the “Talking About Stuttering” team at the Stuttering Treatment Clinic in Ottawa is fundraising in the 2015 Ottawa Race Weekend in memory of Norm. I will always remember the first time I met Norm. Not an auspicious encounter for what later became […]

OAPWS Talks to First Year U of Ottawa Speech-Language Pathology Students

I had the pleasure (and public speaking now is a pleasure, believe it or not) to be a part of the threesome from the OAPWS that spoke to the first-year speech-language pathology students at the University of Ottawa. For the third year, Mrs. Lynn Metthe, who not only instructs and advises the first-year speech-language students, […]