Stammering/Stuttering Treatment

What Is Stammering/Stuttering Treatment ?

Stuttering modification, which helps by reducing the fear of stammering and improves confidence. A speech and language therapist (SLT) will work with you, your child, and educational staff to come up with a suitable treatment plan for your child. An SLT can also work with adults who stammer to help find ways to improve the fluency of their speech and reduce the impact stammering has on their lives. Psychological therapies, which can be used for adults and those with acquired stammering. These therapies don't treat the stammer. The treatment is designed to reduce stress and anxiety, which make the stammer worse.

Research seems to suggest that a combination of factors is involved. Stammering is at root a neurological condition, based in the wiring of the brain. Studies have shown differences in the anatomy and functioning of the brain of those who stammer compared with most other people.

If you decide to try a course or therapy which claims to cure stammering, you may well learn techniques which may help you speak fluently, in the short term. However, for ongoing fluency these techniques will need to be practised every day while you are at home and at work.

Quick tips to stop stuttering
  • Focus on breathing. Before a social interaction or a period of prolonged speech, make a conscious effort to relax and breathe.
  • Slow down.
  • Avoid certain words.
  • Speak with a rhythm.
  • Visualize interactions.
  • Use body movements to calm nerves.
  • Speech therapy.
  • Practice.
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