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Stammering affects around 450,000 adults and 18,000 children in the UK. In its mild forms, stammering, or stuttering, makes communication difficult; in the severer forms it makes it impossible, affecting in social, educational and work life.

This book offers simple, jargon-free advice to people who had resigned themselves to a life limited by stammering, with a wealth of practical exercises. As well as information about fluency techniques, it includes methods for dealing with the underlying anxiety that can make or break attempts to overcome stammering.

Topics covered include:
Thoughts and beliefs - questionnaires to help define feelings about stammering
The mechanics of speech and stuttering - the speech mechanism and vocal cords; how speech sounds are made; psychological effects on speech; habit factors.
Different types of therapy - eg, fluency shaping techniques, modification therapies
Emotional and practical requirements for success; characteristics of those who succeed.
Other help - counselling; hypnosis; social skills training; speaking circles
Anxiety, relaxation and other self-help suggestions
Techniques for children, teenagers and adults

©2008 Sheldon Press; (P)2009 Summersdale Publishers Ltd

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  • Natasha
  • 07-08-09

Well-researched book informs and calms

This book is a detailed, factual look at this sensitive subject, and the calm way in which the author presents the subject is well worth the money. I enjoyed the vocal quality of the reader, who put me at ease. A great way to overcome stuttering.

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  • Stephanie
  • 08-08-09

A Great Help

I got this audio book for my son who has a very slight stutter that has always upset him. I can genuinely say that as well as putting him at ease this book has also helped him greatly. I highly recommend it!