Friday, 20 March 2009

stuttering info

Stuttering is a problem that affects approximately one in every hundred people. It is mainly men who stutter, seven out of ten people who stutter are male. 

There are many types of stutter. Family and friends may not even be aware that a person they know has a stutter. That is because the person is able to hide the stutter, by using word avoidance or word substitution. 

Other people are unable to ddo this and have what they would consider an openely more severe stutter. 

Stuttering would normally occur more when a person is: 

under pressure 
when tired 
meeting new people 
speaking in an uncomfortable situation 
asking questions, for example asking for directions 
introducing people 

Stuttering can also be known in some areas as stammering. 

Stuttering therapy: 

People who have a stutter have different options when seeking therapy. They can go to a speech therapist or speech pathologist. Alternatively they can attend a speech course. These courses can be on a group basis or on a one to one basis. 

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