Dr. Fluency's Method - Forget About The Past and Start Over!
The origin of stuttering and/or any other speech disorder is to this day unknown. In the past, speech disorders were attributed to a psychological disorder, but today it is understood that mental states are created as a result of the stuttering and not the other way around.
The stuttering treatment method of the Dr. Fluency Institute takes a "start over" approach. For example, a person who has had a stroke that left him unable to walk goes through a journey in which he learns how to walk again from the very beginning since he does not remember how to walk. This is also how a person who has a speech disorder can learn to speak again. At the Dr. Fluency Institute , you learn to speak again from the very beginning so you don’t repeat past mistakes you had in speaking. It is a new beginning, a new hope, and the results speak - literally - for themselves and fluently...
Afraid of a Job Interview?
A job interview is by all accounts an act that requires effort: to impress, to demonstrate ability (besides a resume), to lead and engage in conversation, and to land the job in the end. A job interview is conducted as a dialogue between the job seeker and the employer and it is predetermined. The job seeker is allowed to and expected to prepare for the interview by thinking about what he/she would like to say, what he/she should avoid talking about, what things will make him/her seem impressive, etc. All this planning should eventually get the jobseeker the coveted job, or at least get a second-round interview. But what will a person who suffers from a speech disorder (stuttering, speaking fast, swallowing words, omitting words, etc.) do? How can such a person pass a job interview when the main part of the interview that will determine if he/she gets the job, which is speaking, will probably be an obstacle?
Learn to Speak Fluently and Naturally with the Help of Dr. Fluency
There is no doubt that the quality of communication in a job interview is essential for understanding the candidate, his attitude, his opinions, and his suitability for the position. Therefore, many people who suffer from a speech disorder simply avoid going to job interviews because they know in advance that they will fail. Many people who suffer from a stuttering problem turn to professions that do not require communication and verbal output, such as technical and physical professions, even if these jobs do not necessarily interest them. Our society may be losing brilliant minds to a speech impediment that prevents them from being in a profession that’s suitable to their skills.
Not Just Stuttering - Convulsions, Blushing, Body and Facial Movements!
People who suffer from a speech disorder get stuck in the middle of a sentence, change words, repeat words, omit words, skip prepositions and conjunctions, and find "rescue" ways to finish a sentence. Their inner feeling is a feeling of helplessness and loss of control over speech. When their speech gets stuck or goes wrong, they find themselves in a sensitive, inferior, and unhappy situation. They don't know how to get out of it, so they get confused and get even more entangled with letters and sentences. To finish a sentence, they can develop convulsions, overexertion of the body or face, blushing, and more. Any of these reactions feel unpleasant, which can cause great embarrassment. These people do not dare to go to job interviews, which are stressful even for people without a speech disorder. There is a need for a treatment method to improve speech skills so that the person suffering from stuttering can express himself and present himself as he would like, even in a job interview. Additionally, our recommendation is to inform the interviewer in advance that there is a problem with the flow of speech and if there are occasional interruptions, it is not because the interviewee does not know what to say, or has a mental/psychological problem. Rather, just like there are people with vision or hearing problems, that interviewee has a problem with speech. Opening the topic and managing expectations in advance will reduce the level of stress and anxiety created by the negative thoughts of "Will they notice?", "What will he think of me?" and so on.
How Do You Overcome Stuttering?
To overcome stuttering, one must go through a rehabilitation process of learning how to control the speech system- in essence, starting anew- and not let dysfluency dictate how speech is produced, what is said, and overall quality of life.
You can hear more about the subject in the fascinating lecture we give as part of our compatibility test.