Stammer or Stutter


Get Rid of Stammer or Stutter Once and for All

Do you, like most stammering people, feel awkward or extremely uncomfortable talking in difficult situations such as in public, over the phone, and/or uttering problematic words?

Do you suffer from high level of anxiety, a dull social life, poor academic performance, low self-esteem, low confidence, or an inferiority complex as a result of your stuttering?

Do you resort to undesirable coping strategies to hide your stutter?

Are you a suffering extrovert hindered by stammer?

If you are experiencing the painful effects of stuttering or stammering, we have just the solution you are looking so hard for. By working closely with our professionally-trained therapists, we can help you get rid of your stammer or stutter over several brief therapy sessions.

You can speak flawlessly

Watch your self-esteem sky-rocket when you get rid of your stutter.

Imagine speaking fluently and confidently over the phone without stammering.

Imagine yourself giving an exceptional speech uninterrupted by stutter.

Whether it’s in school, in business, in life. Don’t let stammer or stutter hold you back any longer.

To improve your speech fluency, to escalate your self-esteem and self-confidence to new heights, call us for an appointment today.

What is stutter/stammer?
According to the World Health Organization, stuttering (also known as stammering) is speech that is characterized by frequent repetition or prolongation of sounds or syllables or words, or by frequent hesitations or pauses that disrupt the rhythmic flow of speech.

Stuttering or stammering usually occurs at the beginning of a sentence or idea rather than when uttering a single word. Studies have shown that different parts of the brain deal with language processing and the formation of speech, and scientists are looking at the coordination between these processes. One study suggests that in stammering people, speech formation preempted the language process. Other researchers are looking at the roles of chemicals in the brain that transmit messages between brain cells.

What causes stutter or stammer?
No single, exclusive cause of developmental stuttering is known. A variety of hypotheses and theories suggest multiple factors contributing to stuttering.
Stutterer's undesirable coping strategies
The following lists some commonly used avoidance and concealment coping strategies:

  • avoiding situations where the person finds it difficult to speak, for example avoiding phone calls or various social situations
  • keeping silent when the person feels he* will stammer – eg. not saying something he would like to say in a conversation
  • scanning ahead for words on which he feels he will stammer and substituting words he can say
  • inserting “fillers” – meaningless words or phrases such as “actually”, or “I mean”, to help avoid stammering
  • other sounds to try and get out a blocked word – eg. “uuuhhh”
  • getting a run up at a difficult word – eg. a person who stammers often finds their name difficult, so rather than just saying “Ethan” he might put a phrase before to help get it out: “My name is Ethan.”

* Refers to both gender.

Myths about stuttering
Myth: People who stutter are not smart.
Reality: There is no link whatsoever between stuttering and intelligence.

Myth: Nervousness causes stuttering.
Reality: Nervousness does not cause stuttering. Nor should we assume that people who stutter are prone to be nervous, fearful, anxious, or shy. They have the same full range of personality traits as those who do not stutter.

Myth: Stuttering can be “caught” through imitation or by hearing another person stutter.
Reality: You can’t “catch” stuttering. No one knows the exact causes of stuttering, but recent research indicates that family history (genetics), neuro-muscular development, and the child’s environment, including family dynamics, all play a role in the onset of stuttering.

Myth: It helps to tell a person to “take a deep breath before talking,” or “think about what you want to say first.”
Reality: This advice only makes a person more self-conscious, making the stuttering worse. More helpful responses include listening patiently and modeling slow and clear speech yourself.

Myth: Stress causes stuttering.
Reality: As mentioned above, many complex factors are involved. Stress is not the cause, but it certainly can aggravate stuttering.

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