Stammering / Stuttering

Stammering so-called Stuttering is a developmental disorder with onset in early childhood. An adult who has not overcome his stuttering may continue to stutter in adulthood. Occasionally, stuttering may also occur in an adult consequence of psychological stress or neurological insult.

At Meenakshi Hearing Aid Center, we understand the challenges that people who stutter face. Our comprehensive stammering treatment program has helped many people overcome their stuttering. Stammering / Stuttering

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What’s a Stammering / Stuttering ?

Dysfluencies in speech are usually noticeable in most children after the second birthday. But, when word repetition (car, car, car gone) sound prolongation (ca…..r) syllable repetitions (….r) and pauses make the child unable to convey what he wants, or if the child/parent are worried about the disfluencies, then it is necessary to consult a speech-language pathologist. Treatment is best initiated at the earliest. See FAQ for more information on stuttering.

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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