Can you really stop stuttering in 5 days?
Well yes and no. During 5 days of Intensive Stuttering Therapy, You can learn the speech skills that will teach you a new way of talking that will replace stuttering at the end of 5 days in the clinic. However, outside the clinic, where you learned how to stop stuttering in 5 days, your old stuttering speech will still be present. There is no reason to expect that you won’t have the same reactions to speaking situations as you did before you started therapy.
Transfer to outside speaking situations
What’s necessary at this point is a carefully managed transfer program that will walk you through talking outside the clinic. You start with the easiest speaking situations and short periods of speaking. You select these yourself to be situations that you expect to succeed in. These are usually a few sentences with family or good friends in quiet surroundings.
When you get confident speaking in these easy situations over a period of time, you will want to move up the ladder to a little more difficult situation. For example, other family members or coworkers that you know well. You get better at the skills through evaluating the speech behaviors that control your stuttering each time you plan a speaking situation. During this time your therapist calls you every week. So that you both can decide on what steps to take next according to how confident you feel. Eventually, if you stick with the program, you are confidently speaking in even the most difficult situations like giving presentations to an audience.
So you can learn how to stop stuttering in 5 days! But you don’t stop there. With the help of your therapist, you gradually get more and more control of your speaking day until you are talking with anyone you want all day long.
If anyone tells you that you can stop stuttering in 5 days completely, be careful. A well-managed transfer program is absolutely necessary to obtain stutter-free speech in all speaking situations.