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Workbook Activities

Each unit of the workbook has specific goals to be achieved and the activities necessary to achieve them.


Unit 1:   The Dynamic Process of Speaking
·        To gain a general understanding of the normal processes of speech production
·        To gain awareness of how the system generates stuttered speech
·        To become aware of your readiness to change the way you generate speech
Activity 1: Obtaining a speech sample
Activity 2: Exploring how you produce
Activity 3: Deciding if you are readyfor
                   the process of change
Activity 4: Exploring thoughts that
                   prevent change
Unit 2:   Internal Speech
·        To experience automatically formulated internal speech
·        To learn to focus on internal speech when speaking aloud
·        To allow articulation to automatically reflect internal speech
·        To reduce speech related avoidance behaviors
·        To talk openly about the subject of stuttering
Activity 1: Developing awareness of 
                   your internal speech
Activity 2: Speaking silently
Activity 3: Formulating internal
                   speech silently and aloud
Activity 4: Identifying avoidance
Activity 5: Talking about stuttering
Unit 3:   Discovering Your Voice
·        To experience your natural voice
·        To focus internally on sending energy to your vocal folds
·        To generate your voice as an isolated activity
·        To allow your voice to reflect the intonation pattern of your internal speech
·        To develop a new mindset as a speaker
Activity 1: Exploring how you
                   create a speaking  
Activity 2: Generating a
                   speaking voice with
Activity 3:   Focusing internally
                    togenerate your
Activity 4: Generating voice
                    while doing other
Activity 5: Changing the tone of                     your voice
Activity 6: Developing a new
                   mindset as a speaker

Unit 4:   Speech is Sound
·        To develop your awareness that speech is a progression of syllables
·        To generate vowel sounds as the nucleus of every syllable
·        To generate vowel sounds as an impulse to the voice
·        To use vowel sounds as the unit for generating speech
·        To understand how various factors result in stuttered speech
Activity 1: Generating vowel
Activity 2: Generating vowel                     sounds  with meaning
Activity 3: Reading one syllable at a
Activity 4: Building Spontaneous
                   speech as a progression
                   of syllables
Activity: 5 Analyzing how  various
                   factors result in stuttering

Unit 5:   Developing Ideas
·        To focus on thoughts, including imagination, memory and knowledge when generating speech
·        To formulate all aspects of language automatically
·        To send energy to the vocal folds while developing thoughts
·        To begin using the new speech production process in various speaking situations
·        To build a self-image of a person who is able to speak with ease
·        To become ware of your progress
Activity 1: Using imagination to
                   generate speech
Activity 2: Concentrating on visual
Activity 3: Concentrating on images
                   in the mind’s eye
Activity 4: Developing ideas
Activity 5: Spontaneous
Activity 6: Broadening your circles of
Activity 7: Building your self-image
                   as a speaker
Activity 8: Analyzing your progress

Unit 6:   Putting it all together
·        To use parallel processing of all system functions
·        To get used to focusing on thoughts and ideas
·        To let go of control over language formulation
·        To get used to making vowels as an impulse to the voice
·        To get used to letting your mouth move automatically
·        To weigh the value of changing the way your generate speech
·        To develop the ability to solve problem
Activity 1: Practicing in steps
Activity 2: Pretending to be a
Activity 3: Simultaneous writing and
Activity 4: The pros and cons of
Activity 5: Finding solutions to

Unit 7:   Adapting to the New Speech Process
·        To gain more experience in using your speech generating system the new way
·        To gain confidence in your ability to speak automatically
·        To self-correct errors with ease
·        To make a commitment to adopt the new way of speaking in your life
·        To think rationally about the speaking experience
·        To find ways to reinforce your efforts
Activity 1: More experience in
Activity 2: More experience in     
                   spontaneous speech
Activity 3: Making a commitment for
Activity 4: Approaching the speaking
                    experience rationally
Activity 5: Rewarding change

Unit 8:    Building for the Future
·        To use your new way generating speech in a variety of situations
·        To make a realistic appraisal of the progress you have made
·        To make your new way of speaking a habit
·        To set goals for the future
·        To help yourself by promoting an understanding of stuttering
·        To realize that you can continue the therapy process as part of you life
·        To explore ways of strengthening and maintaining achievements
Activity 1: Telephone talk
Activity 1: Face to face talking
Activity 1: Building a new habit
Activity 1: Continuing to analyze your
Activity 1: promoting an
                   understanding of stuttering
Activity 1:  Maintaining achievements


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