Hi. I am posting this to inspire young people or adults. I wrote it for a group for people who stutter. Feel free to share it. My goal is for young people, whether they stutter or not, to believe in themselves regardless of their challenges. #MyStutterStory My name is Lori Melnitsky. I have stuttered since the age of 4. When I was growing up I stuttered severely and could not say my name or answer the telephone. The fear of stuttering became intense. I graduated with a degree
Happy Day 3 of Stuttering Awareness Week… In the early years upon first becaming a speech pathologist I was never sure the exact approach to treat childhood stuttering. I also believed in a model called demands and capacity which was developed by Woody Starkweather. It basically states the more demands you can decrease in a child’s life the more capacity for fluent speech. For example, if a child has siblings and they are all competing for their parent’s attention than the
Lidcombe Stuttering Therapy for Preschool Children Comes to Long Island Don’t Wait to get help.. Stuttering in Children… Many children experience periods of disfluency or stuttering between the ages of 2 ½ and 5. These children are often described as “anxious” or “nervous because the words do not flow easily out of their mouth. Parents understandably become upset and are unsure of where to turn. Pediatricians often say they will outgrow it and there is no reason to worry.