By Steve Hill
In this article I am going to explain some of the stutter treatments which are available. My name is Steve Hill and I myself have overcome a stutter problem, which ruined my life for eighteen years.
Speech therapy is the normal course of therapy people who stutter try. In my opinion this is useful, however has limited power as the therapists themselves do not believe a stutter can be overcome. They are therefore merely helping people cope and from my own personal experience the main advice given, is to slow down when talking and to take a deep breath before speaking. People who are fluent do not all speak slowly and rarely do I hear them inhale a deep breath before speaking.
Hypnotherapy is another form of stutter therapy. Success is no doubt largely dependant on the quality of the hypnotherapist involved. In my opinion having a stutter is not only an emotional problem but also a physical problem and that hypnotherapy only deals with the emotional side.
Group speech courses is the next form of stutter treatment. There are many of these type of courses which will either teach costal breathing, or slowed or prolonged speech. I think this form of stutter help is better than the first two, however I believe that every person is an individual and needs individual treatment with courses tailored to their individual needs.
One to one speech courses are for me the best form of stutter treatment. There is nowhere to hide and the speech coach can really get to grips with the type of problem the person who has the stutter has. The speech coach can fully concentrate on that person for the duration of the course and a type of bond can form. This is the form of stutter treatment which I believe is likely to prove the most beneficial and successful.
About The Author
Stephen Hill is somebody who has overcome a stutter and who now helps people to achieve fluency. He has a number of websites including: