If you’re considering taking up therapy for stuttering, then this article is for you! Therapy for stuttering is one of the most common forms of treatment for individual’s that have a tendency to stutter. However, therapy for stuttering does have it’s pros and cons. In this article, I am going to try and give you a brief overview of what it consists, of and what to expect from it.
At around the age of 8 years old, my parents started to notice that I had developed a stuttering problem. They were quick to try and correct this, so they sent me to therapy for stuttering. After a few months of seeing my speech therapist, I began to improve significantly and after a couple years I no longer needed to continue my sessions with my therapist.
I no longer stuttered, all throughout elementary school. However, in my high school years my stuttering gradually started to come back. By the time I reached college, it began to become worse than ever.
Why was I able to cure my stutter as a child, only to have it return as a teenager? Not to mention, having it develop into a severe condition as a young adult? I decided to do research on this, and discovered that the answer lies in the fact that therapy for stuttering, fails to address the root of the problem. It is only effective in treating the effects of the condition. Our stuttering, is actually triggered by specific emotional states of mind. When we are in this emotional state, we are unable to properly release our breath as we speak, which then causes us to stutter.
Therefore, the only real way to address this problem is by learning techniques to learn how to change our habitual breathing patterns. Unfortunately this is something that therapy for stuttering fails to address.
Therapy for stuttering might be the answer for some individuals with a mild stuttering problem as a child. However, it is not the most effective solution for most people. It was merely a temporary solution for me, but in the long run it did not help me much.