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Treatment advice for somebody who is stuttering?

Treatment advice for somebody who is stuttering?

?speech therapy: See the movie "the king's speech" speech therapist or psychologist. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more


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What are the results of stutter, and is there any treatment for it?

Stuttering in a 2-5: year-old can go away on its own, usually in less than 6 months. If it persists, it can hamper social communication & self-esteem, if not handled correctly. The causes & treatments of stuttering at various ages are found on http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/stuttering.htm. ...Read more

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What therapy can minimize the symptoms of stuttering?

Diff for Each person: 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

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How to stop stuttering without speech therapy? Is there a pill or capsule that helps?

How to stop stuttering without speech therapy?  Is there a pill or capsule that helps?

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

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What happens in a speech therapy for stammerers?And can one speech therapist work on differnt handicaps like dumb and deaf peaple along with stutteres

Stuttering: Speech therapists have special techniques to teach stutterers how to slow down their speech patterns, etc. Teaching a person who is deaf to speak would be challenging for a general speech therapist without specialized training and a team approach. ...Read more

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What causes stuttering, is there any kind of cure?

What causes stuttering, is there any kind of cure?

Lack of smoothness: Production of language is quite complex. An idea is formed, then a verbal expression is developed in the language area of brain, but then the muscles of the mouth, throat, chest and diaphragm have to be in concert to produce the expressed output. If this concert is not smooth, what is produced is stutter or stammer, or dyspraxic speech. Calming and control may help. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for stuttering?

Treatment vs cure: One thing to note is that mild stuttering is normal up to about 5 yrs of age in some children. Severe stuttering may require evaluation and treatment earlier. If over 5 yr or severe, then speech therapist will help teach the person how to control. Cured... Maybe not, it might reappear in particularly stressful situations in some people, but controlled, yes. ...Read more

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