Stuttering and Stammering
Do you find it difficult to start words or sentences? Do you stammer in mid-sentence?
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In other cases, external factors such as traumatic brain injuries may cause stuttering. Even physical tension, anxiety and emotional trauma can cause momentary stuttering.
Whatever the cause may be, it’s not too late to achieve fluent speech as an adult. If you would like to…
A person’s stutter becomes problematic when it frequently affects the way they communicate. People with this speech disorder experience different types of disfluencies. These are often involuntary and hard to control.
Aside from these, stuttering can lead to avoidance of conversations. You may develop negative outlook to speaking with others. This can be a huge hurdle for adults that often need to communicate in their personal and professional lives.
Speaking with a speech pathologist is essential to bringing more comfort in communication for those who stutter.
Is stuttering treatable/curable for adults?
While there’s no absolute cure for stuttering, treatment for adults (such as speech therapy) are still available. Speech-language pathologists can still help even for adults that have communication disorders.
Quick Tips for Stuttering
There are some simple ways to address stuttering and aim towards fluent speech.
1. Practicing with others – Talking with a friend or family member that you feel safe with is an excellent way to get started.
2. Slowing down – Rushing your speech to catch up with your thoughts may trigger stammers more. Speak slowly and carefully to be mindful of your speech.
3. Recording yourself – having a record of your own voice may help you identify trigger words and speech patterns that cause stuttering.
Your speech pathologist can help you with these techniques. They can also provide more personalized recommendations depending on your particular challenges.
How does speech therapy help with stuttering?
Speech pathologists can also by helping you address the social effects of stuttering. This treatment approach can encourage the individual to take part more in conversations.
Speech therapists can also help with identifying secondary behaviors. These include social avoidance or reconstructing of sentences to avoid stutter.
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Stuttering Speech Therapy for Adults
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