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  • Lori Melnitsky

Advice from a stuttering doctor who wanted fluency..

Yes, he took the MPI 2 Stuttering Program and finished med school…

A medical students says it all:

“I’ve stuttered since I was 4 years old.  I went through all the experiences that people who stutter go through and that the rest of the world has no idea about.  Scared to meet new people because I couldn’t say my name.  Scared to order the dish in the restaurant that I wanted and instead ordering the one that was easier to say. Scared to death of oral presentations in school.

Despite my stuttering I got into medical school.  In medical school I would get top scores in all the written tests and get barely passing grades in anything involving oral communication.  At the age of 28 I finally decided I needed speech therapy .  Using the knowledge in neuroscience I had gained in my studies, I researched for weeks on different therapy programs to see which one had the most scientific grounding.  In the end. I decided upon the MPI program.

As a person who overcame stuttering herself, Lori understood everything that I had gone through.  She has been extremely talented at noticing the disfluencies in my speech patterns and giving me real time feedback in how to improve it.  Moreover she also has been flexible and supportive when things didn’t go quite right.  On top of individual speech shaping therapy, Lori also trained me in the therapy and app so that I could continue to practice my speech at home.  The more I put into the program the more I got back.”

(I am glad to say this remarkable med student is graduating this year and got into a top ophthalmology program-Congrats!)

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