It can be extremely embarrassing to speak with others when you have a habit of stammering. This can be especially pronounced when speaking with new people with whom you’ve never had a conversation. Although at least three million adults stutter in the United States, you will still feel like the ‘odd man out’ when you have trouble speaking without stuttering the first consonant of a word or repeating words several times before getting onto the next few words in a sentence. No matter how severe you feel your issues are, there is help out there and you may just not have found the resources you need to help alleviate the frustration of stuttering. Here are four resources which can benefit you and bear looking into.
1. Latest Wearable Technology for Those Who Stutter
You have probably heard of all those wearable fitness devices such as Fitbit that help you become proactive in your own state of physical fitness or in your healthcare as a whole. However, did you know that they now make in-ear fluency devices designed to help those who stutter? This is new technology you may not have heard of, but one that you should research if you feel your stuttering is causing you to have problems developing relationships with new people.
2. Trusted Sources Online
Next on the list and a really great resource are all those self-help sites dedicated to offering help to those who stutter. Sites like the Stutteringdoctor.Com provide all different kinds of advice, tips, and resources to help you conquer your tendency to stammer. Sometimes, it is a neurological issue, but even physiological causes can be alleviated to some great degree if you just do the research of where to find the type of help you need. Trusted online sources are the fastest way to learn about the causes and treatments for stuttering.
3. Speech Therapists in Your Area
There probably isn’t a city in the country that doesn’t have several speech therapists you can set up a consultation with. Many of these are eligible to be paid for with your medical insurance if you are referred by your family doctor, so check out what’s available. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor for that referral!
4. Studying the Art of Relaxation
One of the leading causes of stuttering is stress or nervousness when speaking with others. Did you know that Eastern mysticism and meditation can help you to relax so that you can speak calmly with a minimal amount of stammering? By learning to center yourself and calm those stressful impulses, you can learn to speak in a relaxed and stutter-free manner. Believe it or not, these meditation techniques can also help you excel in other areas of your life as well.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. As with any other area of your life when you don’t know how to fix something you feel is ‘broken’ or not working as it should, you can ask for help if you need it! Whether trying to do it on your own with online resources and stress-reducing techniques or contacting a speech therapy specialist, the help is out there. Now go find it!