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How to Stop Stuttering or Stammering
Furthermore, it recognizes that the interference with speech does not begin in the mouth, but rather in brain - even before the person tries to say the word being blocked. This interference may involve a freeze response , which inhibits phonation of the vowel sound - the loudest part of a word or syllable. Valsalva Stuttering Therapy addresses the neurological and physiological core of stuttering blocks - the brain's substitution of motor programs for effort instead of phonation of vowel sounds , in response to anxiety or the anticipation of difficulty in speaking. Consequently, the larynx is not prepared to phonate the word's vowel sound, causing speech to get stuck on the consonant or glottal stop preceding the vowel sound. Because of this, speakers often feel that an upcoming word contains an obstacle, or "brick wall," even before they try to say the word.
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Stuttering , also known as stammering and dysphemia , is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words, or phrases as well as involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the person who stutters is unable to produce sounds. According to Watkins et al. The term "stuttering" covers a wide range of severity, from barely perceptible impediments that are largely cosmetic to severe symptoms that effectively prevent oral communication. The impact of stuttering on a person's functioning and emotional state can be severe. This may include fears of having to enunciate specific vowels or consonants, fears of being caught stuttering in social situations, self-imposed isolation, anxiety, stress, shame, low self-esteem, being a possible target of bullying especially in children , having to use word substitution and rearrange words in a sentence to hide stuttering, or a feeling of "loss of control" during speech. Stuttering is sometimes popularly seen as a symptom of anxiety, but there is no direct correlation in that direction. Stuttering is generally not a problem with the physical production of speech sounds or putting thoughts into words.
The book sheds new light on virtually every aspect of stuttering behavior - its causes, its paradoxes e. Finally, it suggests an experimental self-therapy program, called Valsalva Control, aimed at controlling the Valsalva mechanism, breaking the stuttering cycle, and freeing the stutterer's inherent fluency. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions.
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The book sheds new light on virtually every aspect of stuttering behavior - its causes, its paradoxes e. Finally, it suggests an experimental self-therapy program, called Valsalva Control, aimed at controlling the Valsalva mechanism, breaking the stuttering cycle, and freeing the stutterer's inherent fluency. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Free Stuttering Information. By William D. Parry, J. This page is intended to provide information for persons wishing to explore the Valsalva Control approach to reducing their stuttering blocks.