- Jun 10, 2009
My child stutters, he is 8. Sometimes it is bad. do you guys know of any cure? or will he grow out of it? I`m afraid it will affect his confidence. any tips on how to handle it?
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Speach therapy would be the safest bet. Some people never out grow it, so rather not take the chance.
+1. Had a mate that had it since small and started going for speech therapy sessions around age 14. He never grew out of it. Might do your son good somewhere in the future as well (e.g. being a well outspoken person has its benefits).Speach therapy would be the safest bet. Some people never out grow it, so rather not take the chance.
I tried that. DAF refers to a device called the SpeakEasy, which is a little thing that goes in your ear, and plays back your own speech to you. This tricks your brain into thinking that you are speaking in a group, so it can eliminate stuttering.DAF - Delayed Auditory Feedback
You get apps on the PC and I see on phones now.
Interesting that (maybe some) people don't stutter while they recite something together with someone else.
Yeah...computers have help on this front I think. If you can program like a boss then you've at least got a stable & comfortable spot in society. Wouldn't want to be in the 17th century with a stutter...Anyway most devs and engineers I know are barely verbal.
Mind sharing what constitutes a "good" day? Or rather what is it linked to? Stress levels? Sleep? Emotional state?When I have good days, you won't know that I stutter. When I have bad days, every word is a battle.
Hard to say whether he will grow out of it. I've had it for about 20 years now. It's fine one day, and horrible the next.
Difficult to predict, but in general I think my background stress levels are usually more important than specific stress levels. If I am relaxed, I can cope with stressful situations better. If things are piling up around me and I'm feeling stressed, even normal situations result in me stuttering badly.Mind sharing what constitutes a "good" day? Or rather what is it linked to? Stress levels? Sleep? Emotional state?