The Kids Speech

Lessons Of Laughter has teamed up with In Plain English, llc to provide improv programs geared towards working with people that have a stutter or stammer.

If you’ve seen the 2010 Oscar winning movie The King’s Speech, you know that theatre techniques provided the assistant that King George VI needed to speak with ease.

For over 18 years, Christine Walters has used her background in improvisation with ComedySportz, to teach people how to perform and increase communication skills while also increasing self esteem.

Maryann Kaminsky, of In Plain English, is a credited speech therapist and has been coaching people how to work with their stutter, stammer or bumps.

Their paths crossed, as they were both working for Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School. Maryann was coaching one student with a stutter, and after noticing that her speech was improved one day, she asked the child “What’s different?” The student replied, “I have confidence!” When Maryann asked why? The student replied “Because of my improv class.”

Maryann connected with Christine and the two started planning on joining efforts.

Upcoming Classes:

February 16 – March 29

Adult Program – This class is geared towards the older kid. The kid between 18 – 99. Call us at 804.833.2067 to make reservations for this class. Class size is limited to 16 students.



2 responses to “The Kids Speech

  1. Pingback: Picking Prime Providers of Speech Therapy in Virginia - Speech Buddy - Resources across the State

    • christinewalters

      Thanks Speech Buddy! We had an amazing time working with the students. It was a life experience that I will be remembering for years to come.

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