Stuttering

Facts and tips

Telling your listener that you stutter may help to decrease any awkwardness in communication.

Four times more boys stutter than girls.

The field of speech-language pathology was pioneered by researchers who happened to stutter and who studied each others’ speech.

Avoid trying to push out a word. Try to relax your throat and ease into it.

Stuttering can dramatically affect your life but it does not have to keep you from doing what you want!I believe that understanding your stuttering and looking at it objectively are important aspects of dealing with it. Therapy activities may include the following:

  • Learning about (your) stuttering
  • Fluency shaping (fluency techniques)
  • Reducing the strength of the stuttering event
  • Discussing thoughts and feelings about stuttering
  • Applying learned skills to real situations

I also am a provider of the SpeechEasy fluency device. While this device is not a quick fix, some people who stutter experience more fluency when wearing it. They use it as one of a number of tools when communicating. If you are interested, I provide testing to determine whether the device is appropriate for you.