Symptoms of stuttering can vary significantly throughout a person’s day. Speaking before a group or talking on the telephone may cause a more severe stuttering, while singing, reading, or speaking in unison may momentarily reduce stuttering. Stuttering does not have a cure, but, with the help of a speech therapist, PWS learn how to handle it in its different dimensions, i.e. emotions and fluency.
Our speech therapists pursue a treatment path that incorporates:
- Strategies to cope with physical tension during stuttering moments;
- Ways of addressing negative emotions/ perceptions related with stuttering, e.g. progressive public exposure and fear reduction training;
- Strengthening communication skills, namely the ability to engage in daily social interactions, public speaking and job interviews;
- Trust-building for a more comfortable and relaxed communication flow.
In short, our therapists will work to help PWS to overcome difficult (and oftentimes traumatic) communication experiences, replacing them for a highly functional and comfortable stuttering that will enable them to feel more confident and participative, without losing authenticity.