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

From: Ilia Rasskazov, Natalia Rasskazova
Date: 21 Oct 2007
Time: 03:38:48 -0500
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Dear Jolene, Here in Russian, we have two main approaches to speech therapy: 1) distract the speaker from his/her own speech and, 2) focus the speakerís attention on his/her own speech. An intercom would be one way of focusing on your own speech. In this situation, a person is more collected, more in control of his/her own speech. As a note, for those who do not stutter when alone, the first approach listed above is normally more effective. For them, it is better to somehow distract themselves from their own speech when they are communicating with others.

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