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

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Re: rhythm, intonation & musicians who stutter

From: Ilia Rasskazov, Natalia Rasskazova
Date: 21 Oct 2007
Time: 03:37:16 -0500
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Dear Loreen, It’s a very interesting fact. What’s more, there are a number of actors who stutter in their real lives but not when they are slipping into or playing a role. How can we account for this? What is it that stops them from transferring such fluid speech patterns to their real life? More than likely, a psychological defense mechanism plays an important role here. For this very reason, serious therapy for those suffering with stuttering is not only intensive speech therapy, but in a way, a “re-wiring” of the sufferer’s personality. The process is time-consuming and not to be taken lightly.

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