Why Do So Many Stutterers Fail to Stutter When Alone and How Can This Phenomonen Be Used in Treatment?

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Re: Question #5

From: Ilia Rasskazov, Natalia Rasskazova
Date: 08 Oct 2007
Time: 01:42:19 -0500
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Dear Annette, Thank you for posing such an interesting question! In many cases stuttering returns after speech training when the “escape” from stuttering has occurred as a result of the subject’s surroundings (groups, specialists, changes in your environment), rather than as a result of the subject’s own well-directed or focused efforts. There are even well-known cases related to religious sects. A person suffering with stuttering may find that with the strong support of other sect members, he/she has “escaped” his problem with stuttering on the second or third day. However, once he/she leaves the sect, the stuttering returns. The question of the return of stuttering after speech training was added to the discussion in order to point out the fact that stuttering may in fact be strongly linked to the psychology of mutual relations.

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