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When talking about stuttering in adults, it is important to understand that a distinction must be made between developmental stuttering in children and stuttering that remains permanent in an adult. When children start to speak, until they acquire the language, the speaking technique and master all the vowels, they can develop some kind of speech disorder, but it passes with time. When the speech disorder remains even at mature ages, after the language acquisition stage, it is understood that there is a permanent speech disorder of stuttering, or abrupt and rapid speech. This disorder often includes side effects such as stress, head movements, convulsions, etc.
Stuttering in adults is evident when adults who are aware that they have a speech disorder find indirect ways to seemingly overcome the problem. 

Techniques to "correct" stuttering in adults!

Older people who are aware that they have a speech disorder will invent all kinds of ways to start and finish a sentence because they know they won't be able to do it like people without speech flow disorders. They look for and find ways to make it easier for themselves to communicate which sometimes requires a huge effort from them to start and finish one complete and clear sentence.
The most correct definition today for a problem with speech fluency is: a spontaneous, momentary loss of control over the speech system while speaking.
What happens with the person who stutters is that he wants to say a word, he knows what the word is, he knows how to say it, but he gets stuck. The word doesn't come out. Stuttering in adults is a loss of control at the moment of truth over the word he wanted to say and this is a terrible and very difficult feeling.
To try and overcome stuttering, the adult who is aware of his speech problem tries to continue the sentence anyway and then either he repeats the same word several times because he cannot move on to the next word, or he omits the word that is difficult for him to say, and then the sentence is incomplete and unclear. In any case, the communication is disrupted and not understood. Sometimes he will start talking very fast in order to finish and say everything he wants until he "gets stuck", sometimes he will swallow part of the words or sounds in which he gets stuck more and his speech will be abrupt and unclear. Stuttering in adults may develop body and facial convulsions, blush, stress and behave in an unclear manner whose entire purpose is to hide his embarrassment, shame and helplessness. Or at all avoid speaking and keep it as short as possible to reduce the outbursts. 

Dr. Fluency's method successfully treats adults!

At the center of Dr. Fluency's approach is the principle that you can learn to speak again! Since a speech fluency disorder is caused by a loss of control over speech, the person must be taught to speak again, not in the sense of what to say to whom, but how to speak correctly without losing control. 
With Dr. Fluency's method, the person suffering from a speech disorder learns to repronounce letters and words, learns to breathe and actually learns to speak again just as that person who has had a stroke learns to walk again.
The success of our method in the process of treating stuttering lies in the fact that one of the main problems of stuttering in adults and people suffering from speech disorders is that they know and remember their speech failures, but when they learn to speak again, they are also asked to erase their internal memory in order to be able to speak again, to breathe again and forget that they suffered from any speech disorder.

When you learn to speak again, you can overcome the difficulties that the old speech brought with it!

So how do you overcome stuttering?

In order to overcome stuttering, we must go through a rehabilitation process for the speech system which will teach us again how to control the system and how not to let stuttering dictate the way we produce speech, what I say and our life in general.
You can hear more about the subject in the fascinating lecture we give as part of the compatibility test.

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