2020 brings a fluency program for adults who stutter to talk fluently: a 17 year old talks…

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My initial intake of 17 year old Bruce , a junior in high school: To the listener he stuttered mildly. Inside he was suffering and changing words constantly to talk.  The fear of stuttering was enormous and was causing emotional damage.

Me:

Why do you want an intensive stuttering program?

Bruce:

Because I cannot talk to my friends or say my name. I feel my palms sweat. I run out of the class when I am called on. I want to go to college and not hide.  I need to be able to say my name. He asked me this…What is the point of doing well in school if I cannot talk?

two months later:

Me:

Did the course help you?

Bruce:

Lori, I asked a girl to the prom. My palms do not sweat. I can say my name. I work hard to practice. I cannot thank you enough..

#stuttering

#stopstuttering

#MPI2

 

For more information, email Lori@allislandspeech.com

 


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