Consistency: The Key to Habit-Formation and Speech Fluency

Formation of a habit is initially triggered by a goal. The more you are focused on a goal, the more quickly you will strive to form the habit.   Consistent repetition of the elements of the desired habit will expedite and re-enforce it.  Strong, consistent habits can overcome stuttering and convert stuttering into a blessing. I […]

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Speech Coaching: A Team Effort

The reason for this Blog is to share with the reader what the SAC Certified Speech Coaches (CSC) do once we finish our sessions and so that you, the coached PWS/PWSS, understand that you are actually being coached by more than one person. In fact, in a way you are being coached by the whole […]

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Your Speech Is The Donut, Not The Hole

There are many studies stating specific percentages of how much of your personality is nature versus how much is nurture. You can spend all day reading endless articles and books on the subject. I personally don’t think any of that matters. While how you were raised and what you were taught growing up shaped your […]

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Does Early Intervention For Stuttering Work?

There are many different ways that speech-language pathologists tackle the treatment for stuttering. Some professionals believe relearning the basic components of speech production will help the condition disappear. In contrast, others think that delving into the child’s perceived psychological challenges is what it takes to cure stuttering. There is no universally accepted treatment program for […]

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Is Stuttering Hereditary?

Is stuttering genetic? Although this seems like a straightforward question, the answer is not clear cut. Many experts believe that stuttering has genetic origins, but a substantial number disagree.  SAC’s Certified Speech Coaches have worked with hundreds of people who stutter (PWS), and less than 20% of them had ANY other stutterers in their family-history.  […]

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Relaxation Methods, Auto Suggestions and Self-Hypnosis To Combat Stuttering, Speech Anxieties and More

“Prathusha’s Pandora” – Auto Suggestions vs. Self-Hypnosis Self-Hypnosis (SH) and Auto Suggestion Treatments (ASTs) help to modify our behavior, emotions, habits and attitudes. They also help us to increase confidence and develop new skills. In fact, it is scientifically proven that these mind training techniques will mitigate stress and anxiety. One of our brilliant coaches, […]

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Helping the Medical Community Understand Stuttering

Unfortunately, the medical community does not understand stuttering.  After helping a couple hundred PWS stop stuttering, I have been criticized and called a “charlatan”, “despicable liar”, etc., because I have “no medical training” and deigned to use the word “cure” in the title to my book. “Stuttering is an incurable disease”, or so some in […]

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Green and Growing

You might have heard the phrase “You’re either green and growing or brown and dying” though a slightly dark analogy, it couldn’t be more true for PWS (People Who Stutter) and PWSS (People Who Stopped Stuttering). Every time a person falls off stutterer’s cliff, they die a little inside and cement their status as a […]

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Using Neuroscience To Stop Stuttering

Neuroplasticity exploded on the medical scene circa 2000, asserts that the brain is like plastic, and its performance can be changed (inorganically and organically) as long as we live. In its simplest terms, desired changes can be effected by visualizing/seeing and hearing the desired changes in action. As “The brain knows what to do,” we […]

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Overcoming Speech Blocks: Another Way To Say A Feared Word

I studied Coach Lee’s book and Skyped with him a bunch of times, and I learned and used most of his methods, as so well described on SAC’s website.  All of this was of incredible help to me.  In this process, I stumbled on a crutch of my own, which Coach Lee now calls “the […]

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