Speech Course For a Stutter
By Steve Hill
This article describes the type of stutter speech courses which are available. In general they are designed to help people who stutter to achieve fluency.
During the first couple of days of the course, this is where the stutter speech coach normally describes the techniques which are required to overcome the stutter.
The first day is normally the most important day. This is the client's easy day, as the coach will do most of the talking, explaining in detail around half of the speech rules required to beat the stutter. They are likely to ask the client to talk about their history, including information about how their stutter started, about their family, about their interests, plus any other information they would like to disclose for example, where they work. The client will have at least one further speech task on this first day, which they will be asked to complete after they have heard the first set of rules.
On the second day the client becomes more involved, starting to put into practice what they have learnt from the previous day. The final speech rules are taught on this day.
The final three days are spent practising, enabling the rules to start becoming embedded as a natural part of the client's speech.
Some of the areas included in the courses could be:
1. Why people stutter.
2. Telephone technique.
3. Interview technique.
4. Public speaking technique.
5. The speech rules:
The person who has a stutter should not worry about the contents of the stutter course. If there is an area of the course that they would rather not cover or do they simply do not normally have to do it.
Each course is unique, as every stutterer is different this is why courses are usually run on a one-to-one basis.
People are able to keep in contact after the course via e-mail and telephone which acts as a form of back up and continued support.
For people who are unable to attend a course there is the option of purchasing a self help dvd or ebook, however people who attend a course leave with a copy of these at no extra cost.