Stuttering, also known as dysphemia, is a condition that typically affects children and lasts for several years. The condition may disappear on its own or require medical intervention to stop it from happening. Here are a few simple tips to stop these abnormal speech patterns.
Many people stutter when they speak too quickly. Try sounding out each word, syllable by syllable, very slowly. Pretend like your voice is recorded and being played back at a slowed-down speed.
Stuttering occurs more often when you’re trying to pronounce long, complex words. Break each long word into syllables and pronounce each part separately. You can break the word into any part that helps you say it correctly. An example is the word “funambulism” that can be broken up in any way and pronounced as “fun-am-bu-lis-m.”
Reading the words out loud to family or friends could help you to stop stammering. Most people are embarrassed when they stutter in front of other people. Reading out loud to people you know could force you to speak more carefully and avoid stuttering. You’ll be more self-conscious and determined to say the words correctly.
Some people find that singing helps. When they sing, they don’t stutter at all, but when they speak, they cannot speak clearly. Listen to music whenever you can, sing along and note how often you do or do not stutter.
Practice your speech exercises regularly. Getting rid of stutters overnight is not possible for anyone. The time that it takes to outgrow this problem varies with every child or adult. Many children develop this disorder and outgrow its symptoms after a few months or years. To speed up the results, follow a consistent regimen to improve your speech.
Speech therapists in Montgomery County, PA are trained to treat a wide range of speech conditions for children and adults. They treat people who cannot speak properly because of autism, stroke, deafness or stuttering. They create a detailed individualized plan to diagnose, assess and treat problems that interfere with normal communication.
Although stuttering is a single condition, there are different causes and effects for every patient. This problem may be worse when someone is sick or excited. Sometimes, constant stress is a trigger that needs to be controlled. For some people, holding their breath helps to improve their speech a little, and for others, drinking liquids does. At Speech Success Academy, we have speech providers available to find and treat the underlying cause of your speech condition.