Stuttering can be a life-long struggle but there are ways to cope with it. There are many popular treatments for stuttering including speech therapy, which has promising research behind it.
What is Stuttering?
Stuttering is a neurological speech disorder that inhibits a person from being able to speak without repeating or prolonging the first sound in a word, the first sound in a word group or the last sound in a word. It can also include repeating sounds within a word or substituting sounds or words with similar sounds. It can also result in stopping speech altogether.
The majority of individuals who stutter are children, and it is most common in boys. It is also more prevalent in people who are experiencing fear or anxiety.
How to Cope with Your Stutter?
Exercises that can help are practicing long, slow speech, repeating a word or phrase, or simply speaking with a partner. Some people also find that changing their mindset about stuttering helps them to have a more positive outlook. The important thing is to find what works best for you and to get professional help if necessary.
Finally, It is important to know that you are not alone. Many people across the world suffer from stuttering. There is no one size fits all solution, but there are some coping skills that may help.
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