Education and Learning

Information About Stuttering

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Stuttering almost always begins in childhood between the ages of 2 and 5 after the child has been talking. A high percentage of children who begin to stutter also stop within several years or less. Stuttering almost always begins with simple repetitions and prolongations and, if it continues, becomes more severe over time. Stuttering can be considered a progressive disorder. Stutterers have greatly reduced stuttering when talking aloud when they are alone. Most stutterers can speak in unison without stuttering even with another stutterer. Stutterers can usually sing without stuttering. Most...

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What to Expect

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With the Successful Stuttering Management Program, the stutterer can expect to experience the following: Improved eye contact Reduction of word and situation fears Major reduction or elimination of avoidance behaviors Greatly improved self-image The ability to transfer therapy to real-life situations The ability to say what you want to say when you want to say it in a manner acceptable to the stutterer and the listener Development of a maintenance program for after therapy Continuing support after therapy to include...

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Success Begins With…

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Admitting you are a stutterer in all situations Making eye contact with the listener especially during speaking blocks. Making a commitment to change your stuttering so stuttering doesn’t dictate everything you say or do Making some lifestyle changes to prevent stuttering from becoming or being a “way of life” Accepting that you will likely be a stutterer for life, but stuttering does not have to rule your life Accepting that you will need self therapy for life and sometimes professional therapy

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Links

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The web provides an abundance of information for people who stutter, parents who are concerned about their child’s disfluency, clinicians, researchers, professors, and students who are working with clients or studying about disorders of fluency. The following resources provide a great deal of additional information. Stuttering Home Page http://www.stutteringhomepage.com National Stuttering Association http://www.nsastutter.org Stuttering Foundation of...

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