In the NEWS

Canadian Stuttering Association Conference Nov 13th, 2021  4:15pm.

Burnaby Beacon, May 10th 2021



Poetry Published in the Canadian Stuttering Association’s April Newsletter, 2021


UBC Guest Lecture 2021 Term

I have been zooming with graduate speech-language pathology students from the University of British Columbia. I always enjoy it, and have done this for many years. This year because of COVID and everything being on zoom I have been able to participate more than just my usual one guest lecture, but I also REALLY miss being in the same room with all of them. I took this screen shot during the break time of class this morning. Very different experience presenting through zoom. Hope to be back in the classroom next year!

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City News January 20th, 2021



Canadian Stuttering Association, website-article, April 15th, 2020

CSA website photo CSA Page 1 CSA page 2

Presentation at the University of British Columbia, February 13th, 2020

Presentation at the University of British Columbia, April 4th, 2019

Review for book #2 posted in the BC Association of SLP by John Scott- December 2018

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Presentation at Vancouver School Board SLP’s – May 16th, 2018

Interview with Canadian School Libraries

Canadian School Libraries page 1 CSL page 2 CSL page 3 CSL page 4

Article in the International Stuttering Association’s newsletter One Voice – April 2018
To view the complete newsletter click below:

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Release of Book #2 Adventures of a Stuttering Superhero Adventure #2 Melissa Meets Her Stamily – March 26, 2018


Visited a classroom at South Slope Elementary for a class talk on stuttering and a student who stutters read Book #1 and Why do I Stutter, Feb 2018

Release of Book #1 translated into French by Geneviève Lamoureux
November 26, 2017


Introducing the Translator for the story: 

Genevieve Lamoureux

La traductrice

Geneviève Lamoureux exerce le métier de traductrice, de réviseure et de rédactrice. Vice-présidente de l’Association des bègues du Canada, elle bégaie depuis l’enfance. Geneviève habite à Montréal avec son amoureux, aussi un superhéros du bégaiement.


(Translation) : Geneviève Lamoureux is a translator, a revisor and a writer. She is also vice-president of the Association des bègues du Canada and stutters since childhood. Geneviève lives in Montreal with her boyfriend, also a stuttering superhero.

Keynote Speaker for the Canadian Stuttering Association, Toronto ON, October 28th, 2017

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Review: “Kim’s keynote speech was powerful and deeply personal, but resonated with us all. She shared and explored hidden truths that we as people who stutter intimately understand. Kim instantly transported me back to when I was 7 years old and crying in my mother’s arms, asking her why I couldn’t talk. Kim sensitively and powerfully explores her relationship with her stutter, as well as her perspectives as a wife, a mother, and a children’s author. We as her audience were laughing, crying, and hanging on to her every word. It wasn’t just her story she was telling – it was ours. It was mine.” – Casey Kennedy, PWS and SLP

The book is spreading…


Q & A for BCASLPA Facebook to celebrate International Stuttering Awareness Day. Sept 22nd, 2017


Attended the BCASLPA at their conference as a vendor. Sept 20-21st, 2017

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My book was reviewed in by The Courier-Times Roxboro NC in the USA

Book Review

Burnaby Now published their follow up interview with me in their paper. July 14, 2017

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I wrote an article writing on the National Stuttering Association conference. This is posted on the Canadian Stuttering Association’s website. July 14, 2017

My review of the NSA for CSA

Pamela Mertz, Blogger on “Make Room for the Stuttering” wrote a review on my workshop. 

article on my workshop

Upcoming Workshop Presenter for the NSA in Texas. Presenting July 8th, 2017
Topic: The Stuttering Community and Social Justice


Burnaby Now Newspaper follow up article. June 22, 2017

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Author Visit To Cameron Elementary June 6th, 2017

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Why do I Stutter? Stuttering Adventures A drawing Storybook released on Amazon, May 26th, 2017

BC Association of Speech Language Pathologists Newsletter, March 2nd, 2017

To read it in PDF form click Book Review Kim Block by Lisa Avery


Book review by the British Stuttering Association, March 2nd, 2017


In support of my book SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young shared my book on Facebook and tweeted it out on March 1st, 2017


ASL Storytelling of “Adventures of a Stuttering Superhero: Adventure #1 Interrupt-itis was distributed as a free resource on February 16, 2017. Produced by BC School for the Deaf. 

“Women Who Stutter: Our stories”, Interviewed by Pamela Mertz January 25th, posted February 7, 2017. 

Women Our Stories

To read the interview click on the link below:
Women who Stutter (transcript)

My book is listed on the Stuttering Foundation’s Website:

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My book was shown on 3 websites connected to the Burnaby School Board (District, Forest Grove Elementary, and South Slope/BCSD)

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CBC TV Interview, 6pm Evening News, December 28, 2016

(Click on the picture and it will bring you to the TV interview, I am at 50:10)


CBC “On the Coast” interview will be aired December 28th, 2016

(Click on the link to read the article written about the radio interview. They used the same picture from above, but it’s a different interview. The radio show “On the Coast”


Burnaby Now Newspaper article posted on their website December 22, 2016, Paper copy delivered on December 28th, 2016



December 16, 2016 Radio interview with Kirk LaPoint on Roundhouse Radio


Appeared in the Burnaby School Board’s Good News Report


Book read at South Slope/ BC School for the Deaf, Assembly November 26th, 2016