Dynamic Stuttering Therapy
Treatment that leads to normal sounding speech that is produced with ease and comfort
Dynamic Stuttering Therapy is an innovative approach that enables people who stutter to speak without effort and control. When this goal is achieved the outcome is normal sounding fluent speech and the ability to speak with ease and self-confidence.
Dynamic Stuttering Therapy outcomes are to…
4 Enjoy speaking
4 Gain confidence in your ability to speak
4 Say what you wish to say
4 Give up control of your speech
4 Generate speech with comfort and ease
4 Generate speech that sounds normal
4 Develop attitudes that support log-term change
Today, as a result of brain studies , it is widely accepted that people who stutter use different neurological processes when speaking than normally fluent speakers. Differences in the planning and execution of internal speech distort the natural flow of speaking, and result in stuttered speech. In addition, there appears to be a chain reaction in which difficulty in speaking causes the speaker to exert more conscious control over speech production. Negative behaviors may be developed and reinforced, exacerbating the deviant neurological processing. The more control that is exerted, the more pronounced stuttering becomes.
The speech production model of Willem Levelt explains that a necessary condition for fluent speech is that the basic elements of the speech production system must function automatically and in parallel. Dynamic Stuttering Therapy guides people who stutter to meet this condition. Dynamic Stuttering Therapy does not try to manipulate the rate, rhythm or smoothness of the speech, nor does it teach techniques for controlling speech. It focuses on all the elements of the dynamic speech production system that are shown in the diagram below. During the therapy experience, clients develop and accept the natural and automatic planning and execution of speech that is used by normally fluent speakers.