Our personal and professional experience demonstrates that addressing “communication apprehension” is the key to a successful therapeutic outcome for the individual who stutters, and their listeners. Research suggests that people who stutter have a speech mechanism that is not as robust as a normally fluent speaker. However, most people who stutter have naturally flowing speech in some situations.
The tension-related speech behaviors that people call stuttering are based primarily in the fear of stuttering, the fear of speaking and the fear of interacting.
If an individual is trying to hide the fact that they stutter or are afraid of what might happen when they stutter, and are afraid to speak, they will be unable to release the natural speech they possess.
Our approach does not focus on stopping or controlling stuttering. This is not the goal, nor should it be. Most of us have gone down that path and been disappointed. You have a voice, a voice others should hear. Our goal is to help you share it without fear.