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|How To Stop Stuttering And Stammering(stammerers Only) by Elebiju: 11:22am On Aug 02, 2014|
There are no instant miracle cures
for stuttering. Therapy, electronic
devices, and even drugs can't help
make it an overnight process. Those
who stutter, however, can fight the
condition on their own, as well as
make significant progress toward
fluency by seeing a speech therapist.
If you're serious about putting
stuttering behind you and beginning
your new, more-fluent, life, read
these tips and techniques.
Mentally and Physically relax... Tell
yourself that you really are going
to do fine. When you are worried
that you are going to stutter, you
make it likelier that you will. Relax
both your body and your mind.
Relax your body:
Release the tension in your
back, neck and arms. Relax
your shoulders; let them sink
down to a natural level.
Buzz your lips for a couple
seconds before you start
speaking. Singers do this
sometimes to warm up.
Shake out any tension that
you have in your legs and
arms. Twist your torso.
Relax your mind:
Tell yourself: "I am bigger
than this stutter; this
stutter is not bigger than
Don't tell yourself it's a life
or death situation.
Stuttering is annoying, but
it's not as much of an issue
to other people as it probably
is to you. Let this thought
Concentrate your attention
inside your head. Gently let
your attention drift to the
furthest tips of your body,
breathing evenly. This can be
done as a form of meditation .
Stand in front of the mirror and
imagine the person in the mirror being someone else. Just start talking about anything — how your day went, what you're feeling like,
what you're planning on eating
later on — and watch your
stutter disappear. Of course, talking in front of
the mirror isn't the same thing
as talking to another person,
but this exercise should give
you a good boost of confidence. Remember how well you spoke to yourself in the mirror when preparing to talk to somebody else.
Try speaking to yourself every
day for 30 minutes. It might
seem weird at first, but the
exercise is hearing your voice
without the stutter. It'll give
you lots of confidence.
Visualize the words you're going to
say before you say them. This is
hard to master, but it really helps.
If you can imagine words, you claim
them and it'll be harder for them
to slip into a stutter. If you
cannot imagine it, they can't be
yours. Have a clear mental picture
of what you want to say.
If you are stumbling over a
particular word, try using a
word that sounds just like it
— a synonym. This word might
be easier to use and one that
you won't slip over.
Try to spell a word out if you
stumble over it. You might have
to pronounce it very slowly and
letter by letter, but at least
you'll get the satisfaction of
knowing that you pronounced
Don't be afraid to pause as
you visualize or spell out the
letters in the word. We're
trained to think of silences as
frightening; you have to train
yourself to think of the
silences as opportunities to
When you stutter, try letting out
tension in between blocks . Work
through stuttering by letting out
deep, guttural noises at each
block. For example: "It's s-s-s-s-
s-. GRRRRRR It's silly." Try
stopping by saying "Blah " and
Get in the right frame of mind . Before
you go to talk dont try to impress anybody, get optimistic
instead of pessimistic. Often
times, the fear of stuttering can
cause stuttering itself. Instead
of fearing it and expecting it to
happen, try to visualize
succeeding. This will help you
destroy any nervousness you
Try breathing exercises to make
speech easier. Often, a stutterer
will have trouble breathing while
they are stuttering. Getting your
speech back could be helped
drastically by doing breathing
exercises. Try these for more
fluency while you speak: Take a couple of deep breaths
before you start speaking.
Pretend you're diving down
into water and you need to
get a couple of deep breaths
before you dive. This may ease
your breathing and help
regulate it. If you're in a
social situation and you feel
uncomfortable doing this, try
to breathe deeply through your
Remember to breathe when you
speak and if you stutter.
People who stutter often
forget to breathe once they
begin stuttering. Pause, give
yourself some time to breathe,
and try to tackle the word or
Don't try to set any speed
records. There are plenty of
fast talkers out there, but the
goal is not to speak how they
speak. Your goal is to be able
to express words and be
understood. Learn to speak at
a moderate pace. There is no
rush here, nor are there
competitions on who can out
talk the other person.
Try putting some rhythm into your
speech. People who stutter tend to
lose their stutter when they sing,
for several reasons: the words
they are singing are prolonged,
and the voice they use is smooth
and delivered easier than normal
speech. If you can put a little bit
of rhythm into your speech (give it
an oratory quality, like Martin
Luther King, Jr.) you might find
that your stutter has lessened or
even gone away.
If you're making a speech, don't look
directly at someone. Look over
people's heads, or at a point in the
back of the room. This way, you
might not get as nervous and
start a chain reaction of
If you're talking directly to
someone, see if you can make
regular eye contact with them.
You don't have to stare at
them the whole time, but
making eye contact with them
will put them at ease, which will
help you feel more
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Understand that you'll make
mistakes. But it's not the
mistakes that define you. It's how
you rebound from the mistakes,
how you persevere. Understand
that you will probably lose some
battles, but that your goal is to
win the war.
|Re: How To Stop Stuttering And Stammering(stammerers Only) by Emyo(m): 11:32am On Aug 02, 2014|
Emyo is typing...
|Re: How To Stop Stuttering And Stammering(stammerers Only) by Nobody: 11:48am On Aug 02, 2014|
NL isn't 2go 2go, whatsapp bro.
Meanwhile, I used to stutter, I stopped sometime ago.
Did you know stammerers have high-temper?
|Re: How To Stop Stuttering And Stammering(stammerers Only) by Ephramed(m): 12:15pm On Aug 02, 2014|
I get one wey be say if he dey talk to lady he no dey stammer anything.but when he dey talk to guys na story on its own.
|Re: How To Stop Stuttering And Stammering(stammerers Only) by Elebiju: 3:36pm On Aug 02, 2014|
Largas: HahahahaNo its not true, I'm an example of a stammerer that has control.
|Re: How To Stop Stuttering And Stammering(stammerers Only) by Nobody: 3:40pm On Aug 02, 2014|
Elebiju: No its not true, I'm am example of a stammerer that has control.Wow! Finally, a difference.
Okay, the stereotype has been proven wrong!
|Re: How To Stop Stuttering And Stammering(stammerers Only) by Elebiju: 3:43pm On Aug 02, 2014|
Emyo: Emyo is typing...At your age you still read posts with an empty head.
|Re: How To Stop Stuttering And Stammering(stammerers Only) by Elebiju: 3:45pm On Aug 02, 2014|
Largas:And I know more like me.
|Re: How To Stop Stuttering And Stammering(stammerers Only) by Emyo(m): 6:05pm On Aug 02, 2014|
Elebiju: At your age you still read posts with an empty head.Emyo is typing...
|Re: How To Stop Stuttering And Stammering(stammerers Only) by Nobody: 9:25am On Aug 03, 2014|
Largas: Hahahaha. Well said! I still hold it responsible for my temper issues and aggressiveness,although I don't stammer any more. I don't miss those days at all,it wasn't funny.
|Re: How To Stop Stuttering And Stammering(stammerers Only) by Ayinoluwa: 4:46pm On Oct 02, 2017|
Hey guys! I am Ayinoluwa and I have created a Facebook support group for Stutterers in Nigeria. It is called StutterNigeria. We need to support ourselves here since professional help is not easy to find. We also need a platform to encourage each other and help spread awareness. The advice that has been giving on here is brilliant and I hope, with the support group, we can become a community to advice and encourage each other. Please join StutterNigeria on Facebook and invite others too! See you in the group.
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