Most Common Types of Stuttering: Causes & Treatments

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If you’re suffering from one of the several types of stuttering that plague us as speakers, you’re not alone. Several celebrities and countless others have suffered from different types of stuttering and improved the way they speak. Marilyn Monroe adopted her slow, breathy way of speaking to help her overcome a childhood stutter, and JamesRead more …

The Connection Between Stuttering & Hand Flapping

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Hand flapping and stuttering are two manifestations that children with autism spectrum disorders may display. However, it’s important to note that these behaviors are not exclusive to autistic children. Children with autism spectrum disorder can have difficulty with various forms of communication and social interaction. It’s also common that they will show lapses in concentration,Read more …

How To Use The Cycles Approach To Stop Stuttering

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Verbal communication is the most fundamental way to express oneself and form meaningful connections with others. A first impression is formed within seconds, and it can be based on the first sentences spoken in a conversation. To suffer from stuttering is to experience a blockade between oneself and others. This is why the Cycles ApproachRead more …

How To Use Final Consonant Deletion To End Stuttering

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Stuttering includes the involuntary repetition of words and sounds. This repetition can disrupt the flow and fluency of speech. Stuttering is a normal occurrence during the development of speech production as children learn the rules and nuances of their native language. This includes word selection and phonological development. Most children progress naturally through the different stagesRead more …

How to Use Spatial Concepts in Speech to Stop Stuttering

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Stuttering can be a debilitating condition that affects a person’s self-confidence and ability to communicate his or her thoughts. There are several folk remedies for reducing a stutter, but these should be always be paired with evidence-based practices to be effective. One of the specific strategies is teaching spatial concepts to help reduce stuttering behaviors. Stuttering,Read more …

Stuttering 101 Complex Communication Disorder : Why Do People Stutter?

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Why do people stutter? Stuttering affects millions of people all around the world. Symptoms of stuttering include involuntary sound repetition and disruption or blocking of speech, also involuntary. People, especially younger people, who suffer from stuttering often face complications such as shame, bullying, social anxiety, fear of public speaking, and a myriad of other thingsRead more …

Is Your Stuttering Out of Control? The Stuttering Foundation Can Help

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Stuttering has been a problem for the ages. For some, it creates social barriers, puts up walls, and even keeps some people from talking at all. The Stuttering Foundation, established in 1947, is available to help with information, education, and resources to help those who stutter enjoy better lives.The causes, says The Stuttering Foundation, haveRead more …

How to Know When It’s Time to Visit a Speech Therapist?

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Language and speech problems in children are not uncommon. Most kids with communication disability experience problems with speech, using and understanding language, voice, writing, reading or hearing. The communication disability may be present at birth or may be acquired later in life. A speech therapist is an expert who can help address all these concerns. It’sRead more …