Many people who stutter have tried speech therapy for stuttering at one time or another. Successful outcomes depend on a number of factors:
Speech Therapy For Stuttering – Choosing the Right Therapist
All licensed speech and language pathologists are permitted to work with stuttering. Only a select few are certified as Stuttering Specialists. These specialists have had extra training – specifically and stuttering treatment. The American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders provides a list of these therapists by state.
Speech Therapy For Stuttering – Choosing the Right Program
Even though the therapist is certified as a Stuttering specialist, they may not be providing the most effective evidence-based programs for the treatment of stuttering. Research has clearly demonstrated that stuttering treatment for adults has been shown to be most successful when it is delivered in an intensive format that has been scientifically proven. They MPI Modifying Phonation Intervals Stuttering Treatment program for teenagers and adults has been shown by research to be effective for teenagers and adults who stutter.
Speech Therapy for Stuttering Results
Two types of Intensive Stuttering Treatment programs that are both Intensive and research-based are:
This treatment program starts out with a very slow speaking rate – about two seconds for syllable. At this rate, it’s almost impossible to stutter. Over a period of time, the speaking rate becomes faster with the help of a DAF (delayed auditory feedback) machine. The final speaking rate may be stutter-free but also may sound unnatural because of the slow route at the beginning
A throat microphone is used to pick up vocal vibrations and sent to a cell phone which contains the treatment app. The client learns how to talk without stuttering by reducing short voicings rules by 50%. During this program, the client speaks only at normal speaking rates so that naturalness is maintained