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Do you stutter more in more contextual or situational settings as in out of nervousness, frustration, or embarrassment or is a stutter consistent no matter the social context. 1,289 total views
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Could you please comment on recent research (Helgadottir et al. JSLHR 2014) that confirms that many SLPs working with those who stutter may be using safety behaviors as a means of managing social anxiety, and this could be having the effect … Continue reading
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Recently I have been watching YouTube TEDx talk video clips on gamification. Gamification can be defined as the craft of deriving all the fun and addicting elements found in games and applying them to real world problems. The term was coined … Continue reading
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I’m curious about the professional opinions of stuttering related shame. I’m a veteran stutterer and have been on a long journey of acceptance. I was extremely covert for many years and was often shackled by deep shame. I am now … Continue reading
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I am encouraged to see mental health approaches (CBT, ACT, REBT, NLP, etc) emerge as a helpful interventions to be included in treatment strategies, and yet, most of these conversations are referring to adults. We need a more intentional focus … Continue reading
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Does anyone else define different types of avoidances and treat them differently? If a word is avoided by using different words, phrases , avoiding a person and/or avoiding a situation REBTS (see my paper for definition) calls them word avoidance.. If an avoidance … Continue reading
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Hi all, I love asking questions in this forum, cause I always receive interesting answers: So my question is, in the stuttering world you hear a lot about “Allow yourself to stutter”. As you know, you can stutter with sound … Continue reading
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I am NOT a person who stutters… I am an SLP. I am the chapter leader for a NSA Stuttering Support Group. In our last meeting, we discussed use of avoidances in conversation. The BIG question that nobody seems to … Continue reading
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I would greatly appreciate your advice and feedback:
I stutter from the age of 3, now I am in my late thirties.
Beside blocks I have a tendency to break the words in the middle of the word!
It seems that I have a difficulty to move to the next sound or syllable.
For example instead of saying: chocolate
choooo — (long pause) — coo (long pause) — let
Following Dean Williams and Van Riper work – I’ve tried to figure out what is happening or what I do wrong and I’ve noticed that some of the time it feels that I am having a problem to move my tongue, lip, jaw to the next position. Moving them feels as if they were a mountain of cement or lifting weights. Sometimes even if I know exactly where to place them – it seems like the neurological connection between the brain to the tongue is lost (or any other articulation organs). I have troubles even if I try to “manually tell” my tongue to move or order my brain to close my mouth so I can start the next sound.
I don’t think it is a problem with my breathing because sometimes it happens when I say only one of two words and the tension in that area is not that great.
Do you have any ideas, suggestions or techniques that I can use and practice so I’ll be able to move forward with the word without breaking it?
Also, is it a common type of stuttering? What caused it?
Any help is much appreciated, Thanks!
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Hi My child had a severe stutter and had therapy for many years. It pretty much went away, but now has OCD for several years. Both seems to have the basal ganglia/caudate nucleus involved. Any anictodial evidence or research on this … Continue reading
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I sometimes apply informal scientific method to determine how I want to proceed with stuttering therapy in the future. Would you be willing to share with me one of your scientific gedanken and/or informal/incomplete experiments if I shared one of … Continue reading
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Has anyone explored the effect that when I block on a word, I can suddenly say the same word fluently if I hear another person say it? It almost seems like my brain has forgotten what that words sounds like, … Continue reading
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