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Recover From Stuttering - Your Goals for Stuttering Treatment

Newsletter 13: March 2011

In regard to stuttering, the physical and emotional effects vary from person to person. However, our goals for stuttering treatment are basically the same. We want to demonstrate feelings, behaviours and thinking that lead to improved communication.

Most PWS desire the following positive outcomes from their stuttering therapy program:

* I am satisfied with the speech therapy program and its outcome.
* I have an increased ability to communicate effectively.
* I have an increased sense of control over my speech, including stuttering.
* I feel more comfortable when I speak.
* I like the way I sound.
* My speech has become more fluent.
* I am independently able to employ the technique and strategies appropriately.
* I have an increased understanding of stuttering and fluency.
* I have an increased ability to cope with variability of stuttering and relapse.
* I feel more confident within myself.
* I am better able to reach my educational/vocational/social potential and goals.

Think about your own fluency goals. How important to you are the following? - rank from 1 (not important) to 5 (very important):
Very fluent speech   1 2 3 4 5
Feeling of control of stuttering   1 2 3 4 5
Ease of participation in most/all speaking situations   1 2 3 4 5
Ease of speaking in specific situations:
                                       Talking on the telephone   1 2 3 4 5
                                       Conversations with friends   1 2 3 4 5
                                       Talking to boss   1 2 3 4 5
                                       Introducing yourself or others   1 2 3 4 5
                                       Conversations with strangers   1 2 3 4 5
                                       Talking to co-workers   1 2 3 4 5

As the saying goes, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." This applies to many aspects of our lives. It certainly applies to stuttering therapy. Once you have chosen an evidence-based therapy program such as Ezy-Speech, it is ultimately up to you to achieve the desired outcomes. With effort and commitment, the rewards are life-changing!

Ezy-Speech Affirmation of the Month


I USE MY FLUENCY TECHNIQUE WHENEVER I SPEAK.

I am proactive in my quest to maintain fluency. I practise as often as necessary to reinforce my technique. I use my fluency technique in all speaking situations.

The Ezy-Speech Team



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