Take care of the speech first and only then turn to the psychological problems that may still remain!
Stuttering what is it? How do you treat
With the understanding that a person suffering from stuttering or another speech disorder does not suffer from emotional problems, but that they arise as a result of the stuttering, the therapists realized that in order for him not to suffer from the emotional problems, the stuttering must be treated. The success of the stuttering treatment will lead him to overcome all the problems created because of the stuttering. But to her and a thorn in her. One of the problems of people who stutter is that they often fail to speak from the habit that is ingrained in them, from the memory of their failed speech, so how can one learn to speak without entering again into the same vicious circle of severe feelings of failure?
Stuttering - what exactly is it and how is it treated?
Dr. Fluency's method of treating stuttering is imparting a new fluency of speech, based on new learning of breathing, pronunciation and practice with a special tablet.
The patient is required to forget everything he knows about speech (and therefore will not fail because he will not use his speech memory). He learns to breathe again, and slowly and gradually learns to pronounce words without stress, until he manages to pronounce them, and gradually gains confidence (because for the first time he manages to pronounce whole words without getting stuck...). This is how he learns, like a baby learning his first steps to acquire a new, different speech, without fail. Without the mistakes of the past, without the stuttering, without the speech disorder and above all controlled speech that does not get stuck. Even if an old jam comes up, the ability to correct and continue talking without those around even noticing that it happened will be in the patient's hands. The next step is correct and consistent practice of the correct speech tools he learned in order to preserve the results over days and years, as well as learning the ways of applying the "new speech" in all the different speech situations. This is with personal guidance from a person who has gone through the treatment himself and knows what needs to be faced and what is needed to overcome the obstacles, mainly with the help of cognitive-behavioral therapy in which by the process of dealing with the stressful situations caused by the speech fluency disorder over the years, and a change in the balance of successes/failures Experience the victories - the victory of the method over the stuttering.
Many years ago, stuttering was diagnosed as a psychological problem. People who stutter turned to psychologists to "solve" the psychological problems that caused them to stutter. This was the approach of medicine towards the field of stuttering, which of course did not contribute anything to the community of stutterers but caused further serious frustrations because the problem, from the beginning, was not a psychological problem at all. On the contrary, it is the disturbance in the flow of speech that causes psychological problems and then, it can worsen following the psychological state of the person suffering from it.
The psychological problems of people who stutter!
Imagine a person who knows he has a disability, and some other disability. He can't speak fluently.
Every person who suffers from some abnormality often chooses to distance himself from society, feeling rejected and unworthy because of his difference.
Speech is our only means of communication. Therefore, when a person suffers from a speech problem and fails to speak, he fails to produce communication, does not produce communication, knows that he does not produce communication and then does not try to produce it either. He finds ways to stay away from verbal communication, finds a job where he doesn't need to talk, many times avoids relationships with members of the opposite sex due to shame and a feeling that he will be rejected and sometimes finds himself lonely, distant and anxious about his situation.
In the past, when such a person sought psychological treatment, the therapists attributed the speech problem to his mental state. The assumption was that he stuttered because he was anxious, stressed, shy or insecure.
Today we know much more about stuttering. A person who stutters does not stutter because he is anxious or stressed or shy, etc., he stutters first of all and because of that he has all the difficult feelings that accompany a person who fails in fluency.
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.