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i really need help. i've been stuttering for as long as i can remember. (i'm 17) but the thing is that it goes and comes. it's not very noticible, but i have trouble saying words that start with t, d, p and c. i had stopped during the summer but it started up again. can i have some techniques which can help me? it's really embarrasing and i'd really like to to clear up. i'm looking for serious answers PLEASE!

Hi, I know exactly how you feel, I stutter myself, I am 22 and in my senior year in college. There is no cure for stuttering, many people say its a speech problem and others say some of it has to do with physcilogical. There are techniques to help, I have gone to therapy for several years, it helps for many people, but you have to continue to practice the techniques. You will become comfortable with them and eventually it becomes a natural habit. If you search the internet there are many websites that can help with techniques. Also, a speech therapist in the area would help or at school which would most likely be free of charge through school. Just be confident, be yourself, let the speaking come with practice, don't let a few stuttering moments hear and there let you down. Those are no big deal just move on and remember the positive. If you have any questions or want to talk feel free to email me at [email protected]  (+ info)


I was wondering if anyone here, preferbly a doctor knew anything about stuttering. Ive been stuttering since i was little. It's better now then when i was younger. My parents put me in speech classes in elementry school and junior high to help with it. The problem is i wouldnt stutter when i was in the class, but i would stutter outside of the class. My question is, is there anything that a doctor can do to help with it. I want to be a nurse and my parents said that this can affect from from being one beause i'll have to relay messages to doctors really fast and get to the point, and i can't do that with my stuttering. I heard of this little divice that was invented that you can put in your ear to help stop stuttering. Is this true? I need some advice!!
A Freshmen in College

I think a doctor may be able to help.

Don't give up on ur dreams. Many great people have had a stuttering problem. Mel Tillis was a great singer, yet stuttered his whole life.

Winston Churchill was known as a great statesman and speaker even though he stuttered.

Keep on plugging.  (+ info)

I got a horrible stuttering problem. How do I get rid of my stuttering problem?

I normally stutter at the beginning of my sentences. Words that begin with W, D, L, and C are the words that I normally stutter. Stuttering is the reason why I am so quiet at school because I don't want to look like an idiot or retard. In my opinion, If I want to get a good job, I need to get rid of my stuttering problem. So please help me out.

Check out www.KillYourStutter.com

It's a great guide for showing you how to get rid of stuttering, and it worked for me.

Good luck!  (+ info)

Is stuttering a psychological problem or physiological?

My cousin stutters more around certain people than others. Is stuttering a brain development disorder or does it deal more with the psyche?

It's thought that genetics and neurophysiology contribute to stuttering.

I had a severe speech impediment when I was younger and it got worst when I talked to people I wasn't comfortable around. The same thing is probably happening to your cousin: his speech impediment gets worst when he's nervous. This is a very normal response.

Even now when I get nervous or feel really shy, my speech impediment comes back.  (+ info)

What would cause a middle aged person to start stuttering?

What would cause a middle aged person to start stuttering? I have never stuttered before and recently I have been having times that I do. Also times when my mind seems to blank out.

One of my family members didn't start stuttering until he was in his 60s. Many other family members stuttered most of their lives, but overcame it as they got older so we were surprised when one that never did as a child started so late in life. See if you have stuttering anywhere in your family. If so, it is genetic. People who are prone to stutter will do it more often when they are under stress or tired.

Try these resources for help:

Learn all about stuttering at www.stutteringhelp.org, your best source for information and help.
Try these resources:
www.stutteringhelp.org there are videos online that show speech therapists working with stutterers; watch them and learn some techniques.

Meet others who stutter here http://groups.myspace.com/stutteringfoundation

Contact The Stuttering Foundation of America as that is where our family got help. Their book "Self Therapy for the Stutterer" worked wonders after working through it step by step. Part of the book can be found here http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/selftherapy.html  (+ info)

How can I stop stuttering and slowing down when I talk?

I am a stutter its very frustrating. I didnt even have this problems before, I just poped out of nowhere. I think it may have something to do with the lack of socialness (I barely get out the house to talk to other people) in my lifestyle. And when I try to correct my stuttering and slow down when I talk, because my granny told me that helps. I end up getting stuck on one of the syllables in a word.

go to your local library and they have books on tape for studdering  (+ info)

Can a stuttering disorder be a symptom of brain cancer?

I forgot where, but I read that a stuttering disorder could be caused by brain cancer. If this is true, is it a specific type of brain cancer? If anyone has any idea,could you explain this in an easy understandable way?

My husband has Stage 4 Brain Cancer "Glioblastoma Multiforme" and currently lost his ability to speak due to 17 brain surgeries, scare tissue built up on the brain, and his cancer (the tumor's location). It is actually not considered "stuttering", they either have slurred speech or have trouble "Word finding" or forming the words.

One would mistake "slurred speech" or "trouble with word finding" as stuttering, it is the first word that best describes the problem if we are unfamiliar with the difference.

It doesn't hurt to get things checked out, an MRI scan will rule out a brain tumor or maybe there is some type of pressure pushing on that perticular part of the brain that controls one's speech (there are actually 2 sections of the brain which controls speech, a section in the front of your brain, and a section in the back of your brain).

Sometimes excessive amounts of fluid or swelling of the brain can cause pressure on those parts which could make one "stutter".

Be safe, get whoever is having the issue checked out. Good Luck  (+ info)

My parents do not believe I have stuttering when I blatantly display the symptom countless times?

I have stuttering and mild tourettes since I was 11 (I am 16 now) and my parents still refuse to accept that I have stuttering and occasional tourettes; I don't know why they can't just accept that I do. What can I do to get them to believe it? Also if possible, what can I do to rid of this disorder?

I don't have much knowledge of tourettes, however I do know a lot about stuttering. I had stuttered from kindergarten till I was 16 so I know what it feels like. If I were you I would see a speech pathologist because a doctor would probably recommend you to one anyways. Your parents will have to believe you if the doctor diagnoses you with those two conditions. Sadly their currently is no cure for stuttering. Even after therapy stutters may continue to stutter. The best advice I can give you is to be very positive. Eventually you may grow out of it like I did. I attended speech therapy classes at a university and they tried to help me with my fluency, this could be a good idea for you. Whatever option you choose I wish you the best of luck of overcoming this disability. I hope I was some help. :)  (+ info)

How can I stop or improve my stuttering?

I used to have mild stuttering for a while, but recently it has become more intense. I was wondering if there was any way that I could help myself to stop stuttering without any therapist (no help at all) or any special devices (too expensive and just not into it). Please help, it really ruins my life.

well, i don't know how to stop it, but I have read or seen on news shows that while singing people usually don't stutter. Maybe if you learn to put some sort of rhythm to your words that may help. There was something else I saw, but I am not sure that I remember it correctly and not fully...something to with hearing; it seems like they had ear plugs in or something like that. Try doing a search for that and see what you come up with...wish i could remember more, but i know it was helping the boy who was doing it. It was something in his ear...when he took it out he would stutter again, but put it back and it would stop. It really was amazing. Good Luck  (+ info)

How do I help a brand new 4 year old with stuttering problems all of the sudden?

My Son who is 4 recently started stuttering pretty bad. He does over half the time he speaks and before this, spoke great! There has been nothing new in our lives that may have brought this on so we are very confused on what to do?

I have no idea why this happens, but both of my kids have done this (at different times). Most likely, your son is going through a stage.

Try your best not to try to rush him along. The best thing to do is either ignore it or encourage him to slow down. His mind is probably going a lot faster than his mouth can, so encouraging him to slow down makes him focus on getting the words out. Ignoring it is okay, just know it can last a while. Trying to rush him to get it out will fluster him and can be upsetting, since he's not doing it on purpose.

He'll probably be just fine. If he's still doing it at his next doctor's visit, definately ask the doc. Stuttering alone, with no major changes in habit, personality or other development, is most likely nothing to worry about.  (+ info)

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