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Recover From Stuttering - Make Those Speech Practice Meetings Count

Newsletter 80: October 2016

Being surrounded by like-minded people coming together to practise their fluency technique is a supportive boost for people who stutter. Attending regular speech practice meetings seems to provide an inner strength and a positive outlook that you are not alone dealing with your dysfluency and that there are others out there dealing with the same issue. It’s important to savour these sessions and get as much out of them as you can.

You may be asked to use your technique at 50 or 100 syllables per minute (spm) or perhaps to do a one-minute speech at 100 spm. Take control of your technique and use it to the best of your ability. Practising at foundation rates using diaphragmatic breathing intensifies the fluent feeling and the development of your own new neural pathway for fluency.

Don’t waste the positive effects. If you are committed to the process of the meeting, then you should gain a real boost to your feelings of fluency and your ongoing fluency management will be enhanced. A period of continual diaphragmatic breathing will lift the oxygenation of your blood leading to clearer thought processes and positive outlooks. Don’t waste it. These support sessions help in easing your transition process to becoming more fluent in the outside world.

When you leave the meeting, keep it going! If good fluency management is important to you then keep the whole process going. Stop at a drive-through takeaway on the way home and use perfect technique. Monitor the feeling you get when you place the order using excellent technique. It’s a real buzz for your speaking confidence.

Create your own support group at home by disclosing to family members. Let them know how important good fluency is to you. Use excellent technique around them. Your family members love and support you and will remind you if you slip up. Remember, commitment to your fluency technique at meetings and at home are steps to confident transition to the outside world.

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stuttering treatment October 22 is International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD). Recognised every year since 1998, ISAD was created to raise public awareness about stuttering. Around 90 million people worldwide are affected by this speech disorder. In 2009 the sea-green stuttering awareness ribbon first appeared. It symbolises the support and community with people who stutter.

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Ezy-Speech Affirmation of the Month

I USE MY FLUENCY TECHNIQUE WHENEVER I SPEAK.

I am committed to my fluency management. I rejoice in speaking fluently.

The Ezy-Speech Team


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