Stuggling And Juttering

Re: Further to Struggling with Stuttering

From: Joe Donaher
Date: 10/6/00
Time: 9:03:34 AM
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I agree that awareness training alone is probably not the key. A Humanistic approach that deals exclusively with gaining insight would probably not “translate into fluent speech” as you stated. However, a strictly Behaviorist approach that simply works on the behaviors without exploring an individual’s emotions and belief system, will most likely fail as well.

I also feel that by increasing your awareness of the physical/emotional aspects of stuttering, you are increasing your ability to work on changing the behaviors. A multi-tiered approach that deals with the behaviors, thoughts and feelings is in my mind the answer.

Thanks for raising the issue! Joe D

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