Stuttering Speech Therapy
In this article, I write about the various types of stuttering
therapies that are available. My background, I started
stuttering at the age of four, it continued until I was
twenty-two, basically ruining the eighteen years in between. I
then fought very hard and eventually overcame the stutter.
According to latest figures, around one percent of people in the
UK have a stutter. Most of these people will have seeked help at
some stage of their life, and will have looked into stuttering
treatments and the different forms of stuttering therapy. This
is what they may have found:
Traditional speech therapy
Speech therapy is where the majority of people who stutter will
start when trying to improve their speech. I myself, attended
speech therapy from the age of five, I continued attending until
the age of eighteen. Thirteen years and I still had the stutter,
that was successful!
The advice I had been given at speech therapy was basically:
take a deep breath before you speak
accept your stutter
I am sorry but that advice is just not good enough.
Group stuttering speech courses
There are now a number of private speech courses that are run on
a group basis. In my opinion these are of more value than
traditional speech therapy as at least the aim of the course is
to eradicate the stutter. Speech therapy is more of controlling
and accepting the stutter.
One to one speech courses
There are also one to one speech courses available. I personally
believe that this is the best form of stuttering therapy as each
person will have their own individual stutter and needs.
Stuttering self help dvd and ebook
For people who would prefer a self help form of stuttering
therapy, there are now stuttering dvds and ebooks available.
Stephen Hill runs a speech centre in Birmingham, England. He has
a couple of websites at: