A large part of stuttering can be traced to how we think about our speech and how we think about ourselves. There are in fact many reasons why individuals stutter. That is why for some individual’s speech therapy works and for others it does not work. Many stutters just never learned how to speak correctly because they suffered from some traumatic experience when they were young. No matter why an individual stutters there is hope. Many individuals have overcome their stuttering problem and have gone on to live a normal life.
A large part of having a stuttering problem means that you are unable to express yourself. This will create social challenges that most individuals will never have to do deal with. Many times people who stutter will just avoid certain words and this will cause them to avoid other words. A large part of overcoming stuttering is overcoming the fear that comes along with it. The fear of saying certain words and the fear of talking in general contribute to greatly to a persons stuttering. If they can overcame their fear of certain words this will greatly aid in them overcoming stuttering.
One the larger issues for stutters is talking too fast. If a person who stutters could teach themselves to slow down their speech rate this could dramatically reduce the stuttering. We are a society that likes things done at a very fast rate. When we do not get things or projects done fast we become upset. The same is also true for people who stutter. Many stutters will say something at a rapid rate in order to avoid stuttering.
If a person who stutters can learn to slow down and pace themselves in their speech. They could overcome their stuttering at a fast rate. That by learning how to be confident in their speech could also have a dramatic effect on how fast they overcome stuttering One thing is certain if an individual has the desire to overcome stuttering bad enough, then they can do it.