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The best way to stop struggling with stuttering….Fluency now…

Do you want to be able to say your name? Do you want to stop struggling? Are you ready to work hard and consistently? Do you stutter? I stuttered severely.. Email me at Lori@allislandspeech.com now for a free facetime consult……High schoolers and college students are encouraged… MPI 2 Stuttering Prpgram for fluency Amazing and life changing program for adults..MPI2 stuttering ProgramLori@allislandspeech.com Posted by New Jersey Stuttering Support on Sunday, July 22, 2018


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Top tips to help children ages 8 to 14 who stutter:

Over the years I have seen hundreds of children and adults who stutter…I can honestly say ages 8 to 14 are the most challenging.  It is the ages when no one wants to be different. Whether they stutter, have ADHD, aren’t happy how they look or whatever the majority do not want to sound different.  Even if it means changing severe stuttering to less stuttering it is often resisted.  Why? It is the fear of being found out even if others know. Do not despair. Let me tell you some key ways to help your children that I have found useful: First everyone responds well to praise. Praise the message. I like how you are telling me that. I see you are really trying. Do not talk about stuttering in front of them unless they want to. Why? because even though you are their parents they might still be embarrassed. […]


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Case study: 4 year old severe stuttering and apraxia diagnosis…

Do we treat stuttering first? Do we treat oral motor, articulation first? Do we ignore stuttering? Do we ignore the fragmented language? What do we do first? Stuttering in itself is so complex…How do we deal with both? I wanted to share a case study with you and hope some of these tips help… In April of 2019 a young man I will call Max came to see me.   Max was a little over 4 and aware of his speech difficulties.  Parents were unsure of which direction to take.  He was previously diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech and I agreed with this. His language was at the three word level. Eye grimaces, eye contact avoidance, missing syntax, repeating syllables and words were evident.  Max was stuttering on 82 percent of his words.  That means 82 out of 100 words were dysfluent.  I am breaking that down because that is […]


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Three reasons I stop hiding the fact that I stutter..

The truth is I used to hide stuttering as if I was hiding a crime. I could be stuttering and if someone asked me what was going on I would put my head down in shame.  It hurt me to the core of my sole and I would rather eat a food I hated than stutter on food I wanted. I am a diet soda fanatic. I was so excited when as an adult I could order a medium coke instead of a small. The dreaded “S” sounds but as a kid my parents did not want me ordering a larger size. I do not blame them. I remember waiting on line saying over and over in my head, small diet, small diet.  Sometimes it worked. Others I blocked so badly that I walked away. These are the three reasons I stopped hiding that I stutter… The National Stuttering Association-They […]


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Three best ways to gain confidence with public speaking……

Let’s be honest public speaking can be terrifying. It is said people fear it more than death. How can it be? Let me share a story with you that petrified me… When I first started private practice I was asked to speak to small groups of parents on speech related topics. My head would start to pound with anxiety. Sweating palms and a nervous stomach filled my days in anticipation of these events. The preparation was always worse than the event. I built up to teaching at a university and three hour workshops. This is what I learned: 1, Visualize the audience and practice. Read into a recorder and listen back. 2. Pause often.  Allow for some silence. 3. Look beyond the audience. Scan the audience. 4. Use visuals and take the concentration off yourself. 5. Talk with power. Take some breaths before you start.   Bottom line public speaking […]


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Successful Stuttering Treatment-What the research says?

  The Modified Phonation Interval-2 (MPI-2) is more effective… Read on… Effective Stuttering Treatment for Adults-The research counts…   Statistics show that more than 72 million people globally are affected by stuttering, a figure that represents one percent of the global population. While stuttering – the disorder where an individual repeats and prolongs syllables and sounds – is not a life-threatening condition, it can cause emotional and psychological problems as it interferes with effective interactions with others and erodes self-confidence and self-esteem.   Researchers continue to investigate ways in which this condition can be managed, helping adults as well as children who stutter gain confidence and lead a more fulfilling life. Some of these studies have provided solutions which have helped those with a stutter manage their condition effectively. Two recent studies conducted by renowned researchers from UC Santa Barbara have provided a new insight in the treatment of stuttering. […]


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Three tips to overcome public speaking fears..

Public Speaking and Fear: Public speaking is one of the most feared situations in the world.  It is often ranked feared more than death. Yet, in schools and life, people are thrown into public speaking situations without much preparation. It can bring out anxiety and intense feelings of  fears of failure.  High school and college students I treat report dread and avoidance with speaking. I hear reports of people paralyzed with headaches, stomach ailments and at times bed ridden. Parents call crying that their children will not go to school and are vomiting.  What advice can we give people afraid of speaking? Many I treat stutter but others are speak fluently. A Fearful experience public speaking: Let me share a story with you…Back in graduate school I had to give a presentation to the community on speech and language development in children.  I had never even raised my hand in […]


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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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The Best Stuttering Therapy for Adults

Stuttering may seem like an easy problem to solve. The internet is littered with advice and tips to stop stuttering. But for many adults, stuttering is a lifelong disorder that requires professional guidance to overcome. Several years ago, there was a huge advancement in speech therapy for stuttering, known as MPI. With MPI treatment, adults who stammer can greatly improve their speech in a matter of weeks. Does MPI Stuttering Therapy Really Work? Modification Phonation Intervals (MPI) therapy has been proven to be one of the most effective and quickest treatments for adults. A $3 million, six-year study by Roger Ingham found MPI stuttering therapy changes brain activity. The results suggested ways that stuttering treatment could be modified to increase the positive outcome of speech therapy. A subsequent study on the efficacy of MPI programs for adults had very positive results. The study compared MPI and prolonged speech treatments. Most […]


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