To stop stuttering shift your focus from a blue elephant to a red elephant!

What is the one thing that comes to your mind when you stand in front of a group of people? A normal person’s answer would be stage fright or anxiety due to public speaking. But a PWS’s answer is always the same, “What if I stutter?” due to which anxiety kicks in. If only a […]

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Stuttering Became My Biggest Blessing

My name is Lee Lovett. I am not a doctor, but I consider myself an expert of sorts on stuttering, because I battled it for some 25 years, during my teens, 20s and 30s. I have read countless books on the subject and I wrote a book about the methods that I use to control […]

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Stuttering Can Be Stopped

Fluency vs. Disfluency Almost 100% of stutterers are fluent when they are alone. Why is that? It’s precisely because we are alone. As you all know, stutterers care (worry) too much about other people’s opinions about ourselves and the way we speak. But when we’re alone, those fears and worries vanish. Therefore, we’re fluent. When […]

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Progression to Fluency

The Steps of Fluency.   Many PWS become so irritated with themselves for not becoming fluent in all areas and situations at one time.  They should not allow themselves to become discouraged.  Any and all improvements are a sign that complete fluency CAN be theirs, IF they will keep at it.  Why is this true?  Few […]

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Why Training Matters: in Life and in Stuttering

Last Friday I attended “Sim” training for the Police Department. This is simulated reality training where I trained with other officers in mock situations with paintball guns to hone our skills in violent and quickly changing situations. One of the mock calls I went on was an armed barricaded subject in a house, where two […]

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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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