How to Stop Stuttering

Having been stuttering for the first 42 years of my life, I am absolutely convinced that human communication is a precious gift, yet the ones who have it for free tend to take it for granted. However, I also believe that stuttering is not a curse – it is a challenge, and challenges are there to be overcome.

Through the years I have noticed that many stutterers tend to grow attached subconsciously to their speech disorder and even start defying the mere possibility of getting rid of stuttering. In other cases, people believe that in order to stop stuttering, they need to use extremely complex techniques (the more complex, the better!) or take sophisticated drugs; the idea that speech fluency can be normalized by a treatment which is rather simple in itself but requires persistence and strong will from the individual is discounted as “uncomfortable” or even “foolish”.  Well, if being a “fool” is what it takes to stop stuttering and start communicating freely, then I prefer to remain the former.

The essence of my method is to focus on and eliminate the cause of stuttering – I believe that simplicity is key to a successful treatment. I have found out that almost all people who stutter have weak throat muscles because they are not used properly. This can be fixed with certain exercises. At the same time, the method is intended to give confidence in oneself and remove the fear towards speaking by using imperatives and commands, which is another important component of the problem.

The method is based largely on individual work, which implies persistence and a strong desire to succeed. To ensure this, I am in constant contact with every user of the method, since the lack of personal support has proven to be one of the most frequent causes of people giving up on the treatment.

The method has shown to increase speech fluency by up to 90%. This means that after the full course the person may not be able to become a news anchor or an air controller (i.e. the occupations where “100%” speech fluency is required), yet the stuttering is going to be reduced to a level which cannot be distinguished from a non-stutterer. The method has proven efficient in different situations, yet the length of the treatment tends to increase with the initial level of stuttering.

There is a money back guarantee, under which I promise a full refund of the payment in case the method provides no results after two months of treatment. You can read about the details here.

What Is Stuttering?

Stuttering is a common condition that causes trouble in speaking fluently. Seeking help with a speech therapist for speech therapy can significantly improve the stuttering problem in the long term, while various strategies can help with managing a stutter on a daily basis. We all experience periods in which our speech is not fluent. For some, a stutter can get in the way of everyday life.

A stutter or stammer is a speech problem which involves disruptions and stoppages that interrupt the timing and smooth flow of speech. They may be repeating words, syllables, or sounds. In other cases, there may be silent blocking of a person’s airflow when they speak, leading to no sound. It may make speech sound jerky, tensor forced. No matter the form stammering requires, it is probable to find out the cure for stuttering.

Probable Causes of Stuttering

Specialists are still studying what effects a person to develop a persistent stutter. Experts believe there is a combination of causes. We have collected a list of some of the primary reasons for stuttering.

Medical Conditions

At a certain point, stuttering is due to brain injuries like trauma or stroke.

Gender

For children, boys are more prone than girls to stutter by three or four times when they speak.

Speech Motor Control Abnormalities

There might be a possibility that there are irregularities or abnormalities in the areas of speech motor control, such as the motor, sensory, and timing coordination.

Genetics

Stammering is also possible to inherit from families, and it may be due to genetic abnormalities within the brain’s language centers. A lot of children who stutter are reported to have a family member with a stuttering disorder.

Age

A child is more likely to outgrow their stuttering if they begin stammering before age 3 ½. For children who stutter, there is a higher risk it will persist every time they speak if it continues for more than 6 months.

Other Speech Issues

Those with other language deficits or speech problems tend to have stuttering. In rare cases, stuttering may occur because of emotional trauma like anxiety.

Quick and Helpful Treatment of Stuttering

This collection of methods can help a person to stop stuttering in everyday circumstances.

Avoid specific words

For people who stutter, some words are more challenging to get out than others. Create a list of these trigger words and find alternatives to use. Also, practicing these trigger words can help to reduce the likelihood of stuttering while saying them socially. A speech therapist or a speech pathologist can advise about the best ways to practice.

Focus on breathing

Before a social interaction or a period of continued speech, make a strong effort to relax and breathe. Results of a study suggest that deep, mindful breathing helps to reduce blood pressure and improve the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. Deep breathing also lessens anxiety, which can have a significant effect on stuttering.

Use body movements to calm nerves

Channeling nervous energy into deliberate body movements may help to reduce stuttering. People often use this method when speaking in public. For a speaker, this may involve making slow movements across the stage or even controlled hand gestures. During conversations, a person may benefit from just walking or using hand gestures.

Speak with a rhythm

Various people advise that stuttering disappears when they sing. It is partially due to the smooth, controlled rhythm of sung language. Before speaking, think that you are just about to sing. Also, practice putting a little rhythm into your speech. It may help develop speech fluency.

Visualize interactions

A lot of people who experience stuttering practice this method ahead of presentations and public speaking, but it can also be helpful in regular conversations. Anyone who feels nervous about speaking should try to visualize their words before they are pronounced. It can help a person to feel more prepared, in control, and confident in their communication. It may also help to visualize positive outcomes of conversations. It can ease a person’s nerves and help them to avoid stuttering during interactions.

 

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