Fraser’s stuttering therapy precepts
November 7, 2006
During several days I’ve started reading about stuttering as a major part of initial action will be focused on understanding what’s happening with my speech.
I’ve found an interesting online post of a Malcolm Fraser book which exposes a stuttering self-therapy. You can access it here.
The article exposes a number of precepts as a bullet-point list, which focuses both on physical and cognitive aspects of stuttering. For example, slowing speech motion and relaxation to tackle physical aspects and self-acceptance or confrontation on the cognitive side. I have created a mindmap with all precepts and several potential related activities.
The author recommends tackling on a precept a time during a time so that you can plan activities and become proficient on it. This is what I’ll try for a some time.
I would say the book focus a large part of its approach on unlearning behavious, feelings and attitudes. Despite I feel this is part of the way to go, I’m quite uncertain about potential sustainability on the long term (motivation is THE great issue) and even physical feasibility – it seems that a recent research demostrates there’s a real speech system disorder. I wonder whether this disorder can be tackled by this sort of therapy or may require special treatment (e.g. drugs)
Anyway, great beginning! I enjoyed the book and feel confortable knowing I’ve begun my way into accepting stuttering