3 Treatments for Stuttering Reviewed
Over 3% of the American population has a stuttering problem. If you tend to stutter, it is important to realize that you are not alone. Stuttering is a treatable speech impairment, and you should not feel that there is no hope or that there is nothing that you can do about it. If my personal story can help you feel some reassurance, I stuttered severely throughout most of my life. However, I never gave up on trying to improve my fluency and was eventually able to learn how to stop stuttering. I am going to explain and help you become familiar with some of the treatments for stuttering available to you.
By the time you finish reading this article, you will have a better idea of what your options are for treatments and hopefully will be able to decide what option is right for you.
1.) Therapy For Stuttering: Therapy is probably the most common form, out of all the treatments for stuttering available. It is most effective if started at a young age, to correct stuttering at it's early development. However, many adults who start therapy are still able to at least significantly reduce their stuttering if unable to cure it entirely.
2.) Drug Therapy: Drug therapy is becoming an increasingly more popular form of treatment. This is one method that I don't like and advise you to use only as a last resort. Despite it's growing popularity, it is widely considered ineffective. The FDA has yet to actually approve any drug specifically for the use of treating stuttering. Most of the drugs prescribed for this purpose, are actually for anxiety or depression.
3.) Stuttering Devices: The use of stuttering devices, is by far the newest out of all the treatments for stuttering. It seems that many people seem to claim that these devices do in fact work. However, this is not to be considered an actual cure because if you stop using the device you will continue to stutter again. Also, the price tag on these devices are around $2,000-$3,000.
I hope you have found this article helpful, and have a better idea of the treatments for stuttering. In my opinion, the best treatment is through the self help approach. I was actually able to cure my stuttering in 9 minutes, by following simple yet effective techniques found in a video at MyStutterCure.Com this is the most realistic and practical method I have found on how to stop stuttering.
The "stuttering annihilation technique" I learned addresses stuttering at the root of the problem, which is something I never learned in all the therapy sessions I paid for in the past.
If you have decided to go with any of the three treatments for stuttering I have talked about in this article, I highly suggest taking a few minutes of your time and checking out the website MyStutterCure.Com first. It could save you thousands of dollars on therapy sessions or having to purchase an expensive stuttering device.