Directed Self-Help Stuttering Therapy With A Motivated Teenage Boy

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Re: Congratulations: A seminal paper in E-mail therapy!

From: Eric, Teenage Boy
Date: 10/4/01
Time: 3:03:08 PM
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Mr. Neiders: When I stated that stuttering was mainly mental, I simply meant that by fearing a word or fearing a situation, you are making the situation more difficult on yourself and condemning yourself to stutter. Simply, self-doubt is what makes you stutter; if you get rid of the self-doubt, you will not stutter. Today, for instance, I was called upon to read in class, and knowing that I had achieved an amazing level of control, I did not stutter, hesitate, or do anything that would classify as stuttering. Everything was perfectly subconcious, and since I wasn't thinking about stuttering, I just didn't. In response to your other question to me, I would have to say that my e-mail therapy came along at just the right time in my life when it was supposed to come along: when the stuttering was becoming unbearable. I would not change the timing of it for the world.

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