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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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Wow…MPI 2 graduate… Stuttering to Fluency……

Jake stuttered. Was terrified of speaking. This is why he took the program- 1. Took the program because I was tired of conventional therapy not helping me and was intrigued by the biofeedback aspect of the program. 2. Helped me by changing my pattern of speech to be more flowing and smooth. Made me aware of what words and phrases caused me to stutter and how to handle it. The program instructions allowed me to speak to new people with the headset on and desensitized me to new situations. 3. Stuttering is sometimes debilitating for me. I was in a dark place and thought I’d never be able to accept the fact that I stutter. Through this program and therapy with Lori, I’ve become more accepting and have learned the tools and techniques to manage my stutter. It doesn’t define me anymore. age 22 college senior


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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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Listen to Lori.. The story of fluency and confidence of a person who overcame stuttering…

About five years ago on a dark winter night I researched in depth the MPI 2 program (www.allislandspeech.com) . After all I am someone who stuttered severely. I was trapped in my own head and could not get out  my true thoughts.  I could not say my name. People always asked me if I forgot my name? That is so annoying and embarrassing.  Of course I knew my name. I would hesitate and hide. As a teen I could not call my friends on the phone. I would hang up all the time.  Texting would have helped. Even though I had taken other therapies in the past I sounded robotic and could not talk freely.  I tried to speak openly about stuttering. In desperation I tried to make myself stutter, often called voluntary stuttering. It made my speech worse. The blocks increased, the emotions intensified and I wanted to stop […]


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Advice from a stuttering doctor who wanted fluency..

Yes, he took the MPI 2 Stuttering Program and finished med school… A medical students says it all: “I’ve stuttered since I was 4 years old.  I went through all the experiences that people who stutter go through and that the rest of the world has no idea about.  Scared to meet new people because I couldn’t say my name.  Scared to order the dish in the restaurant that I wanted and instead ordering the one that was easier to say. Scared to death of oral presentations in school. Despite my stuttering I got into medical school.  In medical school I would get top scores in all the written tests and get barely passing grades in anything involving oral communication.  At the age of 28 I finally decided I needed speech therapy .  Using the knowledge in neuroscience I had gained in my studies, I researched for weeks on different […]


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Did I fail?… Many times over.. From “failure” to confidence:

Stuttering to Confidence: Is Failure a fair word? Failure: A scary word: What is failure? Failure is basically lack of success..  Success is a complex word and means various things to different people. Success is overrated in my opinion. How does one learn success without experiencing failure? How do we learn from our past mistakes? Mistakes are part of life and vital to growth. Our children must feel some aspects of “failure” to learn  resiliency. Most people agree as parents it is not easy to watch but it must happen. Life is not perfection and quite honestly boring if risks aren’t taken. Did I fail? I guess you could say I failed many times over. I did not exceed academically in high school.  I was the average student at best.  Luckily I had other strengths and went to school under less pressured times. I “failed” talking many times. I stuttered […]


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