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How To Stop Stuttering As An Adult
Not really : Go watch "the king's speech" dvd and watch the special features. Churchill also stuttered and helped himself. It is often worse with nerves and anxiety, and interestingly many stutterers don't do it when they sing. It takes focus, determination, time and guidance, and usually working with somebody (speech therapist) with experience in helping others with same or similar problems. ...Read more
Be patient & keep : the home environment calm. Slow down your own speech. Current therapies for adults who stutter address learning to slow down speech, regulate one's breathing & gradually go from single-syllable responses to longer words & more complex sentences. Most therapies also address the anxiety a person who stutters feels when speaking. Long-term efficacy of electronic devices has not been proven. ...Read more
Stuttering: Disruption in fluency of speech, stuttering, is most often noticed in children between 2 and 3 years of age, which may persist a few months. Referral for speech evaluation is recommended if a child has positive family history or demonstrates any of the following: prolonged stuttering over 6 months, avoiding talking, tense pauses in speech, or extrinsic facial or body movements while talking. ...Read more
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