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

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A similar investigation

From: Huang Haiyin(China)
Date: 11 Oct 2007
Time: 06:32:43 -0500
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To a great extent, I have the same point of view with the author. In the past 5 months, I carried out an investigation in the website of Chinese Stuttering Association. More than 100 stutterers in the various parts of China polled on the topics of the investigation. The results showed that about 88.54 % of the stutterers never or seldom stutter when they talking to themselves (soliloquizing), which suggested that most of the adult stutterers have the potential to speak fluently at other circumstances. Among the methods and approaches which are beneficial to their stuttering problem, “the change of attitude toward stuttering” ranked first (38.99%), followed by “to speak more in the daily life”(22.48%), “pronunciation techniques”(15.6%), “relaxation exercise”(11.01%), “read loudly and clearly”(10.55%), and “assistive devices(such as DAF)”(1.38%). To a large extent, these results are in accordance with what I observed in my practice, especially in the evaluation of long term efficacy. What we talk about is a very important phenomenon, the key to the solution of stuttering problem may be found upon the interpretation of the phenomenon.

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