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Ten fun facts about stuttering or stammering….

Ten fun facts about stuttering or stammering…. People who stutter are as smart as anyone else.. People who stutter are just people who happen to stutter at times We do not want to be interrupted Do not feel sorry for us.. we are people who want to be listened to.. We do not stutter because we are nervous People do not stutter when they sing.. It is not anyone’s fault that you stutter.. More boys stutter than girls One percent of the population stutters.. Many people who stutter do not like saying their name… For more info on stuttering-Please email me at Lori@allislandspeech.com www.allislandspeech.com


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Stuttering can hurt physically and mentally…

Can stuttering hurt? As many of you know I stuttered severely when I was younger. I can honestly say it hurt. I would run out of breath from the early age of 4. At that time no one knew how to deal with stuttering. My lips would pucker so much it was painful. My head would hurt to get the words out. My heart would ache because I could not say what I want so I started to hide. I hid in the bathroom at school. I hid when I had to say my name. I knew how to speak louder to express myself, which seemed to improve fluency.   What mattered to me in school? In school I honestly was not concerned about grades. I just wanted to speak without stuttering. I would write in my diary that I wanted to stop stuttering. Nothing mattered more than talking. When […]


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Testimonials Lori Melnitsky

Lori is unbelievable in what she does. I have seen first hand how well she worked with my wife and changed her life around. Stuttering, especially for adults, can be debilitating. Lori is masterful as a stutter coach and I highly recommend her to anyone that has speech needs. July 8 Lori is an experienced and compassionate Speech-Language Pathologist. She’d had a huge amount of success and continues to work hard to achieve the results that her clients come in seeking. I highly recommend Lori’s services to all. May 15 Lori is experienced and compassionate, she knows what a parent is going through and gently guides them to a place of well being with her listening and coaching. I highly recommend Lori as Life Coach that truly gives you her all. Grateful to know her, she is a blessing. If you need support, she is your gal! April 9


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Can stuttering or stammering stop?

Can stuttering or stammering stop? This is a question that I am asked often. Can someone stop stuttering. The truth is I have met many adults who have stopped or who stutter very mildly. They have gone through intensive therapy and stopped stuttering over the years, I was told to not believe this and I would stutter for the rest of my life. Yet there are days  I speak very fluently and have learned how to use continuous movement with stuttering. This is not black and white. Stuttering is impacted by many complex situations so we have to evaluate and analyze each person one by one. What to do? Seek help. I was petrified of talking. The fear almost ruined my life. I finally found people who understood stuttering and my life changed. Do not let fear of stuttering overtake you.  If past experiences did not help you keep going […]


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New intensive stuttering program to change stuttering to fluency…

Lori and Alina live on the MPI 2 Stuttering Program..Intensive therapy is so very important… Please share and help those who stutter. If you put share in the comments we know who is helping us spread the word. Please email Lori@allislandspeech.com for a free consult. Posted by Lori Melnitsky, Speech Path, Stuttering Specialist, ADHD Life Coach on Sunday, July 15, 2018


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Online Resources For Stuttering:

The Best Recommended Online Resources for Stuttering   Stuttering can be a confusing, intimidating disorder, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out our complete list of the best recommended online resources for stuttering.   If you have a family member or close friend who stutters, you obviously want to do whatever is necessary to help them cope . Stuttering can be incredibly frustrating to the person who stutters and the listener.   Even though it may seem perplexing, there are online resources that can help you and your loved ones navigate this challenge. The resources listed below will certainly provide you with helpful tips on how you can help manage stuttering.   Terrific Online Resources for Stuttering   The National Stuttering Association: The National Stuttering Association’s (“NSA”) website is a great resource for the stuttering community. The NSA provides help not only to teens and adults who stutter, but […]


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Is stuttering therapy needed for a two year old who stutters?…

Is stuttering therapy needed for a two year old who stutters? I often receive calls about this topic and have also been asked by professionals if this age is too young?   It is a question many people in our profession ask. I am going to say about 20 percent of children go through periods of dysfluency.  First, we have to determine if they are at risk and many times even if the 2 year old who stutters is not at risk the parents need a session to understand stuttering and how to modify the environment at home to modify the environment to lessen demands. First what are some risk factors for a two year old who stutters? Family history of stuttering speech and language difficulties males 4 times more likely to stutter than females stuttering for more than three month struggling to speak signs of awareness repeating words more than […]


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