“…All stuttering and speech remedy packages I went by way of primarily concentrate on slowing down one’s speech. Do stutterers must lower their fee of speech to achieve fluency?…”
That’s taken from a reader’s electronic mail.
I wished to deal with this query in an article so any PWS can profit from it.
Right here is my tackle the query…
The reply relies on the particular person, his/her stuttering attribute and talking character. I will inform you precisely why, however earlier than doing that permit me ask you a pair questions.
1) Do you have got occasions which you converse fluently and do NOT expertise any speech battle?(e.g. speaking to your self within the mirror or speaking to your canine,and so forth.)
2) Is your speech TOO FAST that it makes others laborious to grasp what you say and talk as a result of you possibly can’t pronounce the phrases clearly?
If you happen to reply query 2 as “sure” then I recommend you to work on slowing down your speech. If you happen to reply first query as “sure” and second as “no” then I personally don’t suppose lowering the speed of your early intervention speech therapy is crucial in relation to overcoming your stuttering.
With regards to being a greater communicator, talking considerably slower is essential… in fact in case your speech is simply too FAST. Watch politicians; what number of politicians are you aware who converse like a machine gun? I feel talking “not too quick” is essential as a result of it makes you and your communication “cooler” and more practical/organized/properly thought.
Then again, in relation to stuttering and overcoming it…
In case you have occasions that you just converse with no speech battle then it’s apparent that you just “KNOW” learn how to converse fluently together with your present fee of speech. So I do not suppose slowing down the speed of your speech is crucial. I’m in favor of giving extra PAUSES slightly than talking with a slower speech fee.
As an instance I’ve a job interview or an essential enterprise assembly the place I will must introduce myself.
As a substitute of claiming “Hello my title is Chazzler DiCyprian and I’m…”, I say “(pause) Hello (pause) my title is (pause) Chazzler DiCyprian(pause)and I’m…”
See what I imply?! This isn’t lowering the speed of your speech, since you converse with the identical rhythm and all the pieces however you simply give extra frequent PAUSES. This counteracts our tendency to RUSH ourselves to talk and it allows us to withstand TIME PRESSURE!
SLOWING down your speech so that each phrase you utilize in a sentence takes extra time to pronounce may chill out you a bit however aside from that it requires you to be completely remoted from being a human being. Why?
As a result of we as human beings dwell with our EMOTIONS… and the way in which we EXPRESS our feelings, emotions, ideas,and so forth. is known as COMMUNICATION.
Now give it some thought. Are you able to specific your emotions once you converse like “slooowwllyy”? Talking is about communication,and if you happen to really feel excited, it doesn’t matter what it at all times displays to your voice tone, your speech fee, and so forth. Talking by slowing down your speech is like messing with the core of being a human; expressing and speaking emotions, feelings, ideas, and so forth.
My suggestion to you is: Do not get OVERLY targeted in your speech fee and the mechanisms of your speech corresponding to learn how to produce every sound. “Over management” will drive you AWAY out of your desired end result.
If you happen to can converse fluently and clearly in a single context then meaning your fee of speech is sweet sufficient. After all in relation to your communication abilities it’s a completely different story and we will discuss that in one other time however speaking solely about stuttering, the speed of your speech is not going to allow you to to achieve fluency except you converse like a machine gun the place all the pieces is out of your management and the primary time you understand what you say is once you truly heard it after you stated it!
So, the reply of your query modifications relying on WHO we’re speaking about. Some could must decelerate their speech fee as a result of it’s nearly not possible to take management of what you say and the way you say it. Give it some thought, how may you probably know what to say in an organized and eloquent manner if you happen to converse like a machine gun and do not even cease a second to THINK about your content material… not to mention excited about and concentrating on the bodily talking instruments you might be utilizing.
However once more contemplating you have got a “not too quick” speech fee, to me talking slower has no good worth. As a substitute I recommend you to make use of pauses. In reality, utilizing PAUSES the RIGHT WAY is considered one of my TOP three STRONGEST and MOST HELPFUL talking instruments/methods.
In addition to, slowing down your fee makes your speech monotone which additionally makes it boring and never efficient.
Do not concentrate on the way in which you produce the sounds, you already understand how you produce and make these sounds. The issue is discovering what CREATES BLOCKS and DISFLUENCIES once you try to say a few of these sounds.
I at all times point out that stuttering is NOT a particular, straight ahead downside. Despite the fact that stuttering has a lot of widespread parts, each stutterer has his/her personal UNIQUE stuttering iceberg. Subsequently, stuttering must be addressed and dissolved uniquely for every stutterer.
Stuttering must be UNDERSTOOD very properly earlier than you goal to dissolve and overcome it. You want to go deep and analyze the core of the issue. Solely then you can begin getting efficient and everlasting outcomes.
That is without doubt one of the the reason why “one suits all” speech remedy approaches have NOT been in a position to meet our expectations. No two stutterers are the identical, subsequently the answer can’t be the identical. For each single stutterer, an in depth CUSTOMIZED strategy is necessary.
That can be why even with some efficient speech administration packages individuals enhance their speech however by no means appear to get go a degree and attain “the specified end result”!