Stammering treatments by Stephen Hill
There are many types of treatment for people who have a stammer, this article describes some of them. Stammering has gained a lot of coverage in the news over the last number of years with people like pop singer Gareth Gates highlighting the problems people who stammer have.
Speech therapy is the normal course of therapy people who stammer try. In my opinion this is useful however has limited power as the therapists themselves do not believe a stammer can be overcome. They are therefore merely helping people cope and from my own personal experience the main advice given, is to slow down when talking and to take a deep breath before speaking.
Hypnotherapy is another form of stammering therapy. Success is no doubt largely dependant on the quality of the hypnotherapist involved. In my opinion stammering is not only an emotional problem but also a physical problem and that hypnotherapy only deals with the emotional side.
Group speech courses is the next form of stammering treatment. There are many of these type of courses which will either teach costal breathing, or slowed or prolonged speech. I think this form of stammering help is better than the first two however I believe that every person is an individual and needs individual treatment with courses tailored to their individual needs.
One to one speech courses are for me the best form of stammering treatment. There is nowhere to hide and the speech coach can really get to grips with the type of problem the person who has the stammer has. The speech coach can fully concentrate on that person for the duration of the course and a type of bond can form. This is the form of stammering treatment which I believe is likely to prove the most beneficial and successful.