This can not continue; I can not live the rest of my life living with this horrible stutter. Surely there must be some form of solution or cure for stuttering. I had a stutter for eighteen unbearable years. The impact that this form of speech impediment had on my life was massive. Talk about eroding one's confidence. I would fear when attempting simple tasks such as; ordering a drink at a bar, answering the telephone, reading out aloud from a book, making phone calls, introducing people, as well as a number of other typical daily tasks. I so wanted to be able to speak fluently and was sure that my life would improve one hundred percent if I could achieve it. In my youth I attended the normal types of speech therapy which did not provide me with the types of solution I was looking for. I was certainly not willing to accept the stutter and was only looking for a cure, second best just is not good enough. Despite having a stutter I have always been quite a positive person and it was this attitude that was eventually instrumental in enabling me to overcome it.
In this article I am going to be writing about a typical day of a person who has a stutter. As you may well imagine, being unable to converse fluently brings its own trials and tribulations just to make the day slightly more of a struggle than perhaps it could be. As a person who had this form of speech impediment for nearly twenty years I am only too aware of how difficult life can be for people who have a stutter. 8.00am I am on my journey to work and am currently praying to God asking for his help to get me through this day without stuttering. Talking to God in this way helps me in many ways however I am aware that to ask for fluency in this way is not really practical. God wants me to show him that I deserve fluency and that I have worked very hard to achieve it. 9.15am There we have it, the first real and meaningful stutter of the day. I attempted to answer the phone at work and made a real mess of it. I feel a complete fool but this feeling will soon pass. I will cope! 10.00am My colleague who is called Peter has just been attempting to interact with me.
Here is a question for all you non-native speakers out there: Which is arguably one of the most important muscular parts in the human body for achieving good American English pronunciation? The answer is: [drum rolls please] the tongue.The tongue is a key muscular component of proper American speech because it is used to formulate a number of consonant sounds in the English language. Many non-native speakers have trouble with enunciating certain consonant sounds because they are not in the habit of using their tongues when speaking in their native languages. As we go over a couple of consonant sounds below, vocalize the consonants and check to see which of them you especially have trouble with: N & L - To pronounce these two consonants, put your tongue tip against your gum ridge. To find your gum ridge, first touch your tongue tip against the back of your upper front teeth. Next, move the tongue tip up until you feel the fleshy part right above your teeth. That's your gum ridge. Vocalize each sound.
This is not so much about elocution, or nerves, but it's everything to do with control over what we say. Most of us put our feet in our mouths, or we all say the wrong thing, or upset people, at least occasionally. Two rules on speech are: 1. Say less generally. You'd be amazed at how much training goes in for people on communication skills that's related to listening. It's a common cause of communication and relationship breakdown -- failure to listen. Listening is not hard to learn per se but it requires much discipline. When you think about it, saying less and listening more actually relieves us of pressure to think of what to say. We'd get in less trouble by not saying the wrong things, or by not saying the right things at the wrong time, or in the wrong way. We also set ourselves apart to the ones we listen to as being more respectful and caring. That's a great result! 2. Speak only when asked to respond, or to not fail others by omission. Speech is quite easy in theory.
I have a question for people who have a stutter. How many of you found speech therapy to be of benefit? How many of you were able to achieve fluency after attending speech therapy? How many of the speech therapists that you met were aware of how to cure a stutter? You may wonder why I am asking these questions. Well I developed a stutter when I was a very young child; I attended speech therapy for the next fourteen years and have to say that I found it to be a complete waste of time. What I needed was a specialist course for people who stutter. "I have just about as much as I can take mom; this stutter is ruining my life. Why do I have a stutter? How come all of my friends are able to speak fluently? It just isn't fair mom. I would love to just have one day where I can live free from the fear of stuttering. Fluent people do not realise how lucky they are." "I know Steve; I can see how frustrated you are. I well help you in any way that I can. Just tell me what you want me to do and I will do it.
The good news for all people who have a stutter or a stammer is that there are now many forms of stuttering therapy available. Back in the day when I suffered with this form of speech impediment it seemed as the only place people could go to seek any form of treatment was to the local speech therapist. What is so wrong about that, you may be asking? Well, to put it quite simply, traditional speech therapy does not work, in fact the speech therapists themselves have admitted that they can not cure people's stutter. Thankfully in 2008 there are many alternative options available. "Mom, this speech therapy is a complete waste of time. Why do you insist that I keep attending these sessions? I have been going for eight years now, have I improved? Am I fluent? No, in fact I am now stuttering far more than I ever have done. Surely there must be some other form of therapy that is better than this traditional speech therapy. Perhaps one which is more stuttering based. Would you be able to look into it mum?
Dyslexia is a neurological disorder noticeable through spoken and written language particularly in reading and spelling. It is a recognized disorder now and children are being diagnosed before school age if they are showing any signs of dyslexia. But there are still people suffering from this disorder without treatment and proper diagnosis. Dealing with adult dyslexia symptoms without the proper treatment and diagnosis is hard because sufferers often hide it affecting the quality of their life. Dealing with adult dyslexia symptoms in everyday life could be very frustrating if you do not know how. Often people suffering from the disabling symptoms of dyslexia hide from the society. The constant hiding affects their social life, work and relationships. Their disability creates different issues in their daily life leading to more frustrations and low self-esteem. Adult dyslexia symptoms like reading and spelling difficulty is hard and embarrassing for an adult to accept. But there are ways on how to deal with it.
If you are an adult suffering from reading and learning disability, you probably have dyslexia. Now it is a known condition and you can conduct dyslexia test for adults online to know if you are showing signs of dyslexia. Common signs are difficulties in reading and spelling, confused in recognizing left from right, problems with sequence and numbers. You can conduct an online screening test to help you understand about your difficulties and get the necessary treatment. Although it is recommended to diagnose and treat dyslexia as early as possible, there are dyslexics who grew up not knowing what they are going through. Lack of knowledge about this learning disability and the absence of dyslexia screening tests years ago, are the main contributors why there are dyslexics now who are still struggling the disabling effects of dyslexia. But now that dyslexia test for adults is already available for everybody to access, it is not too late for you to learn about your disability and seek help to improve your condition.
As many as 1 person in every 10 has some form of dyslexia. Dyslexia is a condition marked by difficulties of processing visual data. It results in problems with reading and with processing certain types of visual information. The causes of dyslexia have been under intense study during the last 25 years. So what do we know about it? What causes dyslexia? Can it be cured? What can be done about it? Researchers now believe that, at base, dyslexia is a neuronal migration disorder that affects the development of the human brain. Neurons, the nerve cells that make up the brain's neural network, are developed out of stem cells some distance from where they need to ultimately end up. This distance can be many thousands of times the diameter of these cells. Proper neural development requires that these cells migrate, move over from where they are formed, to where they are optimally required to be. In the brains of people with dyslexia, some of these neural cells have not migrated to their proper place, judging by where they are in the brains of non-dyslexics.
Where can you find information about stuttering and stammering? Are there any self-help groups in your local area to help people who stutter? Is there a cure for stuttering? In this article I will be writing about the subject of stuttering, including where people can locate information about the speech impediment and also about how people can attempt to overcome the problem. My name is Stephen Hill; I am from a place called Great Park which is situated in the heart of England. I am thirty-four years of age and proud to class myself as a fluent speaker. Why are you so proud? Well I am somebody who has managed to overcome a stutter, a stuttering problem that had affected my life for eighteen years. Life was very hard back then as the speech impediment seemed to take a hold of my life, controlling my every move. I was desperate to overcome the problem and to achieve fluency. At the age of twenty-two, I succeeded, after a long hard battle with my inner demons. There are a number of places where people can locate information about stuttering.