Recover From Stuttering – Get Your Thinking Right

Most people who stutter / stammer who have not had any therapy will probably be feeling uneasy about verbal communication. Just the thought of speaking to anyone is enough to get the heart racing. Constant worried about how you feel others perceive you can be all-consuming. There is a very high correlation between stuttering and social anxiety. Everyone has the right to an enjoyable life, no matter what physical or mental hindrances we have to contend with. Individuals have a choice about how they feel – how they feel about themselves, how they feel about others, and how they feel about situations. Many PWS (people who stutter) have negative perceptions about many of these. If you are self-conscious about your stutter and speaking, then it's time to do something about it!

Many excellent stuttering programs are available today, with live-in intensive courses and excellent home-based treatments being offered. If you talk to graduations of these programs, many will tell you that during the courses that they feel so good, so in control of their fluency that they want to go out to enjoy the experience of speaking as soon as they can, become part of the community, and communicate. During these courses the training involved actually rebuilds the client's speech technique from the ground up. As they undertake the courses, clients experience spectacular changes in their level of control. Their fluency is, often for the first time, finally being maintained. This change in the space of only a few short days has a freeing effect on negative thinking. Negative thoughts and thinking about stuttering is one of the main drivers of the stuttering habit. While technique and subsequent fluency is being maintained, many of the effects of negative causal thoughts do not come into play at all. However, if technique is not maintained and stuttering works its way back into the person's life, then negative thinking clearly returns to again haunt the mind.

So, when the chicken comes before the egg does not really matter. It's imperative that cognitive training goes hand in hand with good stuttering therapy, and whether it's before, during or after therapy does not seem to matter as long as the PWS undertakes effective cognitive training around the same time as fluency training. Cognitive therapy does not necessarily mean one has to undertake expensive private sessions with a psychologist. Many good stuttering therapy programs, supported by psychologists, offer very effective cognitive training over the internet and can be conducted in the comfort of your own home. Remember that mastering your dysfluency is more than just undertaking therapy for your stutter. More importantly, one has to accept that there are going to be major changes in how you feel about yourself, others and life in general. Get ready for the overwhelming feeling of positivity and happiness that goes along with finally managing your speech fluency.

Join me on that road to fluency!

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What Defines Who You Are? Is It Your Voice? You Could Be in Trouble!

I am talking to you from my cabin on Holston Lake in Tennessee. It is a beautiful fall day.The topic today is a subject that deals with being able to communicate with no voice. It will have techniques, tools, reviews, and a positive spin on dealing with not having a voice. I will tell how to accept that because if you are like me, it was a big change in my life. It has been hard! I would avoid people, feel handicapped by not being able to talk and look for excuses not to have to interact with others

At some point, I realized that my inability to articulate my thoughts were clearing me. I had lost the mechanism that allowed me to express myself. An old adage says, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. Thinking about that, it became clear that I needed to define who I am. I took responsibility for myself, depending on my mind, pushing for challenging and uncomfortable situations. It is not that hard. I have found ways to “voice” my thoughts to others. That is what I am going to share with you.

Just today, I had an extensive conversation about life, the internet, and other topics with Jim Riden, President of Summit BSR for about 30 minutes. At the end of the conversation, I asked Jim what it was like talking to me, and he said, it was fine, no voice was not a problem. What happened in the conversation, is everyone places focused on what is discussed. You pay close attention to each other, you give your opinions, and you are expressive to emphasize points you want to make.

If you know of someone who is having difficulty communicating because of the loss of their voice, encourage them to push harder and get out in front of people and communicate with them. Write down on a pad what you are thinking or want to know. As more people become confident about communicating using techniques and tools they will be out and about living fuller and more enjoyable lives.

Next week, I am going to reveal for FREE the ten-dollar tool that will make a huge difference in the lives of thousands of people. So long for now from the hills of Tennessee on Holston Lake and make a positive difference in someone's life today or help your own life.

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Tips to Cure Stammering

What is stammering?

There are many people who are unable to speak with fluency, clarity and continuously as they desire to communicate using the speech organ / facility in the human body. Many times the flow of words comes in breaks or they get stuck at a particular word, or words get stuck for different lengths of time in various situations, especially in situations causing them anxiety. But the occurrence of stammering or stuttering is unique for every individual.

Most of the time stammering is addressed by speech therapy, by retraining the speech muscles / system; there is success at times with some individuals, after practice over a long period of time. But many times the improvement is partial or nil, when only this method is used.

What causes stammering?

A hypnotherapist recognizes that the cause of stammering must lie in the subconscious mind. The malfunction of the speech system from birth is rare. Almost all stammering cases report the advent of stammering at some point in childhood before which the child was speaking perfectly. So, what causes the child to stammer? What happened? Most of the parents when questioned about 'when their child started stammering' had vague recollection of when the child started stammering. Even the person stammering has a fault memory of the time when he / she first stammered.

The cause of stammering has been found to be in childhood. The child starts stammering after a situation, in which the child could not speak 'what he / she wanted to speak'. Many times the words come in breaks or not at all, because the situation in which this occurred was traumatic for the child. The speaking system of the body then gets associated with this trauma experience and promises it from speaking clearly and fluently after the event. The trauma experienced by the child gets locked in the subconscious and gets associated with the speech system from that time.

What can be done to cure stammering completely?

'Cure Stammering' requires a three level approach:

Step 1: Release the trapped 'trauma feelings', then make the person experience speaking properly in that same situation. This may take two to three hypnotherapy sessions.

Step 2: Retrain his / her speech system under hypnosis to build new neuro-paths to speak correctly, clearly and fluently. This time can vary according to an individual as all are unique.

Step 3: Practice a defined method of speaking slowly, when speaking consciously.

Removing anxiety which triggers stammering in specific situations.

Many a time the individual experiences specific situations in which the stammering occurs more than usual, because they become more conscious of himself / herself, eg in presence of unknown people, elders, women, girls, men, giving presentations, etc. In these situations s / he gets into a state of anxiety, which triggers the trauma, which in turn triggers the stammering. Over a period of time there is an association that gets built up in the subconscious mind. The therapist desensitizes the feelings experienced in these specific situations, over and above the three level work that is done.

How good are the results with hypnotherapy for stammering?

It may take 3-6 months or even earlier in some cases, to be able to speak perfectly normally, when done sincerely and seriously while under the complete process.

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The Low Down on Dyslexia

Dyslexia affects 10 percent of the population and afflicts both males and females.

Dyslexia is a learning disorder. It affects the nervous system, primarily the brain. People with dyslexia find it hard to read, spell, and sound out words. Dyslexia plagues adults and even children from every sociocultural race. There are different degrees of dyslexia. Each symptom is different for every individual who has this condition.

Slowness and a difficulty in reading are some of the symptoms. Skills in spelling are also affected. Dyslexic people find it hard to translate words into writing and tend to be confused with words that appear alike. Usually they see the letter “p” as the letter “b” or misunderstanding the letter “w” for the letter “m”. Reading comprehension is very much affected, especially if the words being read can not be understood. Some kids with dyslexia read the word “rat” as “tar”. If understanding gets compromised then so is the learning that is believed to take place afterwards. Dyslexia also affects the way of speaking and speech understanding. Human interaction is hard for dyslexic people.

There are adapted teaching ways that would help them learn. These are different from the standard way of teaching. This condition really needs intervention because it does not affect the desire to learn. Without intervention, people would feel embarrassed to admit that they have a disability in learning. If this is not checked, it can affect the student's learning and would make it harder for the person to adjust and pay attention in school. If taken for granted, it can generate a negative impact on the person.

There are ways to cope with dyslexia. It does not have to affect the quality of life. Learn more about this condition and how to deal with it to less frustrations and improve the value of your life.

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Top 7 Methods of Controlling and Managing Your Stuttering

As a stutterer, you often feel frustrated, worthless and demoralized by your ability to communicate effectively with other people. Lowered self-esteem is another agent of fear that torments you; well you do not have to live with that, you can let lose some tight ends and see yourself on top. Consider the following methods as a means of controlling and managing your stuttering.

• Do not Be Ashamed
The first thing to know here is that you should not be ashamed of yourself, always remember that this is who are. God has made you a unique person, no matter what happens you should always trust and believe in yourself.

• Know Your Stuttering Type
As a stutterer, you need to know if you are a covert or an overt stutterer. Knowing this will help you to work on your speaking pattern. A covert stutterer most times appears to have more chances of speaking fluently than an overt stutterer. However, be you a covert or an overt stutterer you need to find out and start working on yourself.

• Pick Up a Trick for Word Runner
Majority of stutterers have tricks which they use to aid an easy word running start. In this case, you have to be careful not to pick junk words that are not official. Always see yourself as a public speaker.

• Practice Regular Speaking With Your Friends and Family Members
Practice speaking in front of people who knows you stutter. Such people should be your close friends and your family members. You are more familiar with them and so practicing regular speaking and reading with them helps you develop your speaking tension.

• Have the Big Picture in Mind
This is what I call “The Mirror Method.” I always recommend to people to develop the habit of standing in front of their mirror each time they wake up from sleep and say some big motivational words to themselves. Tell yourself that you are an unstoppable speaker, that it is only a matter of time before your name will be announced all over the world!

• Discover Your Community Network
This is very important. Always remember that you are not alone. There are people like you all over the world. Visit some forums, organizations or foundations that teach stuttering relief techniques. Most of these people were stutterers who overcame stuttering just as you will do if you keep abreast.

• Practice Stress Management Techniques
One of the biggest challenges a stutterer has is “Breathing and Muscular Tension.” Practice breathing by slowing down and holding your stomach out, while at the same time sucking in; this practice helps control your voice and your tone. Another thing you need to do is to increase your muscle relaxation. You can do this by exercising regularly and moderately such as walking, swimming, running, and strength-training; doing this will help relax your muscle and relief you of tension.

The time to act is now start practicing!

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Top 10 Speech Disorders in Children Parents Should Be Aware About

1. Stuttering – One of the top speech disorders in children that concern parents is stuttering, and the speed and degree of the stutter will vary from one child to the next. This disorder can have either a physical or psychological cause, and is usually a source of great stress and anxiety for the child and parents both.

2. Stammering – Stammering is a disorder that can occur together with stuttering or alone. With this disorder the child may not be able to make certain sounds and may repeat a syllable or word repeatedly. This condition is a common reason for concern among parents.

3. Lisping – Lisping is one of the speech disorders that pediatricians see frequently, and there are three different types of this disorder: neurotic, negligent, and organic. The organic type has a physical cause, while the neurotic type has psychological types. Negligent lisping occurs when the child is not taught to speak properly.

4. Childhood Apraxia of Speech – This condition, often shortened to CAS, is caused because of motor problems in children. The child may have difficulty when trying to say words, sounds, and syllables.

5. Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders – Orofacial myofunctional disorders are a common cause of speech disorders, and results in the child not holding their tongue properly. The child unintentionally pushes their tongue forward too far, and this condition often disappears as the child matures.

6. Developmental Expressive Language Disorder – Developmental Expressive Language Disorder in children is one of the common concerns that parents need to know about. This condition creates difficulty for the child with verbal expression. The speech of the child is often hesitant, because the child needs to form the words carefully and requires extra time for this task.

7. Selective Mutism – One of the top speech disorders with kids is selective mutism. Many children who appear to be excessively shy actually suffer from this disorder. When the child is comfortable and around familiar people then there is no problem. In certain situations though, when the child becomes uncomfortable, they lose the ability to speak.

8. Speech Delays – Speech delays are one of the top reasons why doctors and speech professionals see children. There are a few reasons why the child may not be speaking appropriately, and testing will pinpoint the specific reason for the delay.

9. Cluttering – One of the speech disorders which causes alarm in many parents is cluttering, and often the child does not even realize that the problem is occurring. The child will talk faster than normal, and repeat phrases, syllables, and even longer sentences numerous times without even knowing it.

10. Rett Syndrome – Rett Syndrome is a common issue, and for some reason this condition only affects girls in most cases and boys who suffer from it are extremely rare, though there have been cases of it. This condition first makes an appearance between the ages of three months and three years, and is considered a form of autism. The infant will experience normal development, then this development stops and starts to reverse itself and the child regresses.

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Learn More About Dyslexia

Many children across the world struggle with reading when they're just learning how to read. However, with plenty of practice and maybe some extra help from their parents, in a few months they catch up and it's like it never happened. Parents do not panic when their kids stutter as they learn how to read, after all, everything's harder at first, right?

Well, dyslexia is a whole different thing. It's not just a rocky start, it's a real condition affecting thousands of children. And there's a big difference between a child with reading problems and one with dyslexia. So if you're not sure whether your child just has a rocky start or is dyslexic, here's some flags for dyslexia: a dyslexic child has great difficulty with reading and writing, although he's very bright. He learns fast everything you tell him, but when it comes to reading and writing, all your extra help and patience does not seem to lead anywhere. Why?

The answer is simple. Some extra help will not make everything right, because a child with dyslexia needs a whole different kind of help. Endless reading and writing sessions will just be tiresome, and the positive results you're expecting do not seem to show. People suffering from dyslexia usually learn to read and write at about age 10, but they'll struggle with it for their whole lives. They'll have to read and reread texts several times before they can comprehend what they've read. The same goes for writing. They'll need several drafts before finally being able to write properly.

First of all, do NOT think of dyslexia as stupidity, retardation, brain damage, laziness or anything else like that. Dyslexia has nothing to do with any of those. On the contrary, people suffering from dyslexia are often smarter than the average, but they do not see things like most people do. For instance, as compared to the average individual, use a different part of the brain when they read, and they use more of it. They can suffer from phonological dyslexia or visual dyslexia. Both consist of a different perception, either concerning speech, or written word. It is a condition that tends to run in families.

It is very important to understand that dyslexia has nothing to do with stupidity or retardation. And there's nothing to prevent them from achieving their goals in life. In fact, plenty of people with dyslexia develop ingenious strategies and routines that help them achieve high standards. So if your child is dyslexic it does not mean that it will affect his way in life. It will make it more difficult, but not impossible. And I bet you did not know that Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom and Steve Jobs (Apple CEO) are dyslexic. They turned out pretty great, did not they?

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When Should You Test Your Child for Dyslexia?

Many children face difficulties when they're just learning how to read and write. There are those who get over it in a few months, and then there are the ones who never get over it. The latter are affected by dyslexia. So if you feel that your child is having more than some temporary problems, the best thing to do is seek professional advice. Long and exhausting sessions of reading and writing will not solve the problem if he has dyslexia, and the sooner you diagnose it, the better.

That does not mean to rush your child to the psychologist if he is still very young. But if he already started school and struggles with the alphabet, text or speech sounds, a visit to the psychologist may be a good idea. If you diagnose it in time, you can also figure out which intervention method will be the most effective.

Depending on how old is your child, the tests for dyslexia may include language tests, IQ tests, visions and hearing tests or performance tests. Typically, such tests are conducted by a professional psychologist. Public school districts have educational psychologists, and if you make a written request he will assess your child free of charge. However, if you are not convinced or do not trust the opinion of the educational psychologist, ask your school district for a list of private psychologists in your area and get a second opinion. Unfortunately, this goes only for public schools. If your child goes to a private school, m these services. Private schools, unlike public ones, are not legally obliged to provide assessment and treatment for dyslexia. Public schools are also obliged to provide an Individualized Education Program for children requiring special education.

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What Are the Symptoms of Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a condition that parents or teachers often miss to recognize, blaming it on laziness, stupidity or even retardation. However, dyslexia means none of that. A person suffering from dyslexia lacks either automaticity of language, or auditory perceptual skills. In English, he fill find it very difficult to read and write, although he is able to learn very fast. There are several different symptoms, revealing themselves at different ages.

Some of the symptoms that could indicate dyslexia in a preschooler are if he starts to speak late (after age 2), muddles-up words like aminal instead of animal, can not recognize words that rhyme, does not like being read to, or can not tell the difference between letters and other symbols. School-age kids with dyslexia will also invert letters, writing was for saw for instance. This inversion is called transposing letters. Also, they often write letters and numbers in reverse, especially bd, pq or 3-5, and their handwriting is almost illegible, with poorly formed letters. When reading, they tend to either add or leave out words, which often end up changing the meaning of the text. For this reason, they will find it difficult to retell a story.

The sad thing is that dyslexia can run in the family, but it can also appear suddenly, with no warning signs. If your child sees fine, or even with an intelligence above average, but faces great difficulties in reading and writing, dyslexia may be very far. In fact, this is pretty much what dyslexia looks like. If you are not sure whether your child is dyslexic or just has a rocky start, seek a diagnosis as soon as possible. Extra attention and exhausting reading and writing sessions will not solve the problem.

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Natural Cure For Stuttering

It is interesting to know that those who stutter can usually sing whisper, talk to themselves or their pets, speak in chorus, or impersonate others with little or no stutter.

Nowadays, there are speech-therapy programs that can help improve fluency. Some techniques invelve relaxing the jaw, lips, and tongue and also to do “gentle onsets,” which involves taking smaller breaths from the diaphragm. Patients may also be taught to do “gentle onsets,” which involves taking smaller breaths from the diaphragm and releasing a little air as a lead-in to speaking. Additionally, they may encouraged to prolong vowels and certain constants. The rate of speech is gradually increased as fluency improvements.

Acquiring such skills may take just a few hours. But using those approaches successfully in high-stressed situations may involve thousands of hours of practice.

How early should training begging? It is wise just to wait and see if a child outgrows stuttering on his own? Figure suggest that less than 20% of children who stutter for five years recover spontaneously. “By age six,” says the book No Miracle Cures, “a child is unquestionably able to recover without speech therapy. % of the children who continues to stutter into adulthood, an estimated 60 to 80% responded to speech therapy.

Neverheless, you can help those who stutter in the following ways:

1. Provide a relaxed, unhurried environment. Nowadays fast-pace, high-pressure lifestyle often exacerbates the problem.
2. Instead of telling the stutterer to slowdown, set it example by speaking more slowly yourself. Listen patiently. Do not interrupt. Do not finish sentences for him, pause before replacing.
3. Avoid criticism and correction. By appropriate eye contact, facial expressions, body languages, and comments, show how he says it.
4. Stuttering should not be a taboo subject. A friendly smile and an occasional kind of acknowledgment of the problems can put the one who stutter more at ease.
5. Lastly, convey your acceptance of him as he is.

In conclusion, may people who struggle with the problem have not let it rob them of a meaningful life. Others have developed nonverbal skills, such as playing an instrument, painting, or learning sign language. Those of us who speak without stuttering should appreciate the great effort made by those who stutter. So let us give them all the encouragement and support that we can.

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Several Tricks on How to Stop Stuttering

Many people have suffered the consequences of stuttering, say a lost job opportunity, public humiliation, incomprehensible mass statements, failed hosting events, and a screwed corporate meeting. Stuttering is not a disease, but rather a disorder caused by normalized speech behavior. Here, it can be alleviated and stopped by simply altering one's speaking practices. It is also thought about by sudden extreme nervousness, so another trick is to keep one's cool. There are actually many ways on how to stop stuttering, and there is good news, you can stop it without having to seek professional help. All you have to do is remember some simple tips and practice them each time you get to speak.

One, relax! Frame your mind that you would be able to do fine, that nothing bad is going to happen, and you are simply great. Relax your mind, and words are sure to come out of your mouth the easy way. Mind over matter, that is.

Two, have a trick. There are chances you would slip and be nervous at some point, and that is okay. It happens to everyone, really, and all you need to do is get back your calm. There are several tricks on how to stop stuttering, and if you find one that works well with you stick with it. Some people recite a calming speech, like a pep talk, while others count mentally. The most popular trick perhaps is breathing in and out the grand way. Take full gasps of air and release them slowly.

Three, refrain from eye contact. Many people tend to get rattled when they see the expression of the person they are talking to. Eye contact is essential, yes, but that is not as essential when you are talking to a crowd as when you are talking to only one person in particular. The hint? Fake it. Instead of looking at people's eyes or faces, look over their heads at the back drop. It will look as though you are looking at someone in particular at the back, when you are actually looking at the back of the room or auditorium.

Last, smile! Smiling is always recommended in books on how to stop stuttering. Take note that a smile boosts up one's confidence, and if you feel good about yourself, it is much easier to stay calm and have a positive mindset.

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Speech Therapy – An Effective Way to Correct Disorder of Speech

Speech therapy is a therapy that is intended to correct a disorder of speech or you may simply say the treatment to help someone who is suffering from the problem of communicating verbally. The main focus is on expressive language, or the ability to express yourself in words, and on receptive language, ie the ability to understand words which are spoken to you.

Many health services may provide a speech and language therapy treatment for the correction of a speech injury which is transmitted from birth, or from disease, injury, or prior medical treatment, having communication difficulties. There are different types of communication which includes speech (or you may say articulation, intensity, voice, fluency, etc.), language (syntax, semantics, phonology, pragmatics, etc.), both receptive and expressive language (including reading and writing ), and non-verbal communication such as facial expressions, body postures and different types of gestures.

A person having speech defect such as lisping and stuttering may take therapeutic treatment. This therapy is being used to improve communication skills which may include teaching sign language or using a communication device. The main aim of speech therapy is to help those people who are having a speech or language disorder or problem to restore basic communication skills, including listening and writing skills, and their ability to think, swallow, and problem solution.

There are many types of disorders for which Speech Therapy is being used such as Receptive disorder refer to difficulties in understanding or processing language, Expressive disorder refers to difficulties in putting words together, limited vocabulary, etc. It also deals with the mechanisms of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency and volume. In earlier ages, people who are suffering from traumatic accident needs speech therapy to improve their language.

Also it will work to find fun activities to improve the child's language such as to strengthen the tongue and lips, such as blowing on whistles (or you may say a kind of music therapy). This therapy helps people to maximize their communication potential and also it increases the standard of living by having well communication skills.

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The Basic Requirements of Speech Therapy For Children

A vigilant parent would do well to monitor a child who experiences persistent stuttering in order to assess the child's situation. An option that responsible parents should strictly consider is speech therapy for children if the child is above five years of age and still experiences persistent stuttering.

Even though it is not considered a core discipline in any medical practice, speech therapy for children is actually an especially beneficial area of ​​treatment for improving the speech patterns of a stuttering child.

The aim of speech therapy is to treat and cure a stutter. The discipline falls under the broad umbrella of speech pathology. However, speech therapy is not merely aimed at teaching a child to speak properly, but to set right a number of speech defects and correct a child's pattern of speech. Prior to therapy, a therapist first must identify if a child's speech defect is due to external causes such as accidents, or whether it is a natural defect.

Whatever the cause, a speech and language therapist first and foremost determine the defect's severity. Practically speaking, the severity of the defect directly affects the gravity of treatment rendered, ie there is a direct correlation. Treatment is usually moderate for something relatively simple like a stutter, and is more intensive for more severe speech problems.

Although the discipline requires time to master, there are specialists other than pathologists or therapists for speech and language (SLP) who are trained in speech therapy. Even a layperson can administrate the relevant therapy as long as there is adequate guidance from an SLP. Therapy can be effected efficiently and smoothly as long as the person abides by the lessons and exercises that are drafted by an SLP for the child in question.

Based on this reasoning, a child's parents are in a good position to administrator speech therapy for children with an SLP's guidance. However, parents have to be educated on the more commonly identified speech defects before they can determine the appropriate therapy.

There are three main speech defects in children, sometimes articulation defects, voice / resonance disorders and fluency disorders. Defects of the secondary physical features for speech (such as that of the lips, cheeks, jaw, teeth, tongue) characterize the first, while defects of the vocal cords and similar parts of the anatomy, ie primary physical speech features characterize the second. Stuttering is an example of a fluency disorder, which is not due to physical defects of primary or secondary speech features.

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Find Out How to Stop Stuttering in Children

Some say that stuttering from age 2-5 is normal. Even more so this type of stuttering may only be referred to as developmental stuttering, where kids are still flexing out their speech patterns and abilities. In fact this type of stuttering are said to be outgrown by the kid after 6 months or even less. But what about for situations of stuttering in children that lasts more than six, months or even years? Once persistent stuttering is detected, it is best to act fast. The best thing to do in this situation is to hire a speech and language pathologist or speech therapist who is equipped and knowledgeable on how to stop stuttering in children.

When it comes to dealing with the kids, the most important thing to do is to relate with the kid in a way that is not intrusive. Professional speech therapists know how to stop stuttering in children, and at the same time they know how to make children feel at ease. Effective therapists will not follow around a toddler and rattle off words to teach him in a business-like manner. Instead, he will make the kid feel at ease by playing with him and warm up before starting with the therapy. Therapy can be said to have the characteristics of play to attract the children to open up and become responsive to the lessons.

For example speech therapists nowdays will try to talk to the children while emphasizing some words, which in turn makes the children imitate. Also the most common way of teaching and at the same time playing with the children during speech therapy are playing different types of games. One game is called the Picture Flash Game: In the game, the therapist will flash a card with a picture on it. For example, a picture of a car – the picture has no label but, the flashcard indicates the syllable that the kid has difficulty in pronouncing, and for this example it could be the syllable “Ca. This way, the kid gets to practice his mind without being dictated and at the same time will not be struggling with the answers because there is a clue.

These is an example of motivational, educational yet fun way of how to stop stuttering in children. By practicing daily therapy and monitoring, the problem areas will improve and at the same time therapy will not be a boring activity that kids avoid.

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Understanding the Problem of Stuttering

There are many times in which a person will interact with another individual who has some speech impediments. There can be a variety of different reasons why a person would have a speech impediment, and it can come from things like stress, surgery wounds and sometimes even from birth. The impediments that a person experiences can range from a lisp to stuttering to stammering and even hairlips. Some of these issues are easily solved and others are just caused by psychological problems that the individual may be experiencing. Of course to understand this kind of problem a person needs to be open minded and really patient.

So what exactly is stuttering?

One of the most common speech impediments that haunts people in today's modern times is the problem of stuttering. This can affect both young and old people of all sorts. Stuttering is a problem referred to as an impediment to speech. This problem includes other things like regular repetition of the same word, prolonged syllabication of a word, repetition of a single syllable and there are times where it even includes the person affected not being able to produce the sound for a particular syllable, word or sentence .

There are many different factors that need to be taken into consideration when it comes to the worsening or alleviation of a persons stuttering issues. Most of the time the environment that surrounds a person including things like drugs, a persons situation and living environment affect the stuttering quite a bit. A lot of the times these factors cause the problem of stuttering to worsen for long periods of time.

Other factors that can make the problem of stuttering worse for an individual are things like stress, fatigue, over excitement and nervousness. Other situations which are not all too common but may effect the stuttering of an individual include the person being put on the spot, situations where you speak publicly in front of an audience etc. Or it may even worsen by things like being put on the spot to answer a question about something that you have very little knowledge of. It can be seen that stuttering is a defense mechanism the body uses to protect itself from embarrassing situations or a situation it knows could cause rejection. Of course when people are in a relaxed state the problem of stuttering can be very minimal and even non existent.

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