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Stuttering and Phone Calls - 5 Strategies That Will Help You Speak Freely On The Phone

Speaking on the phone is a nightmare for a person who stutters. It is a situation which one AVOIDS at all cost. I hated it, because I wasn't able to do such an easy job when EVERYBODY else was doing it like a piece of cake without even thinking about it. But, does it have to be that way? Can you learn to speak freely with ease and confidence on the phone? In this article, I am going to share 5 killer strategies with you which will help you to speak freely on the phone. As a stutterer myself, I used to avoid phone at all cost. I chose emailing or text messaging instead of calling a place. I never was the one who answered our home-phone. I avoided speaking on the phone in the presence of others, never made a phone call in front of my friends or workmates.

Should I Correct My Child's Speech Errors?

It can be frustrating when your child makes repeated articulation errors. In some cases, you KNOW that the child can produce the sound if you ask him to. But, should you stop your child frequently to make corrections? Will that help to improve his speech, or will it just frustrate him? Mastery of speech sounds follows an order of progression. First the child learns to imitate the sound by itself. Then he learns to produce it in single words. At this point, it still takes some focus and concentration to produce it correctly. In conversation, however, the child is thinking about his ideas and has little awareness of what his mouth is doing to produce his sounds and words as he speaks.

Has The King's Speech Inspired You?

The film the King's Speech has now won many awards and has been enjoyed by many millions of viewers - the question therefore that I would like to ask is: Has it inspired you? Do you now feel ready to tackle your problems whether it be to overcome a stuttering problem or something completely different like eradicating your debts? I am a person who is a "former stutterer" - I had this type of speech impediment for eighteen years. My nan spoke to me many times about this famous King George and I have to say that it certainly motivated me to keep believing and hoping that I, one day, could achieve total fluency. Some people ask me what it was like growing up having a stutter.

Childhood Speech Dysfluency

Stuttering, or stammering as it is more often called in Europe, is one of the most common childhood speech disorders. It is lumped into the broader category of speech dysfluency. Normal speech dysfluency tends to be differentiated from stuttering in that it is less frequent, less bothersome to children, and less likely to be associated with other signs of stress like tics, physical movements or physical tension around the lips. Varying degrees of speech fluency problems are quite common, and usually resolve within a few weeks when they do happen. Mild stuttering is often associated with more frequent repetitions of sounds, often about 3% of words affected.

Diagnosing Dyslexia - Signs and Symptoms of Adult Dyslexia

1. Understanding Dyslexia Dyslexia is the most common form of learning disability in adults and can affect as many as 1 in 4 people. Being dyslexic does not mean you are less intelligent than a non-dyslexic person, it simply means you process information differently. Adults with dyslexia tend to experience difficulty in processing certain types of information, whilst often exceeding in others. 2. Common Difficulties The following list identifies some of the most common difficulties experienced by a dyslexic adult: 2.1 Reading Difficulty reading large blocks of unbroken text Poor concentration when reading Difficulty understanding written information Easily distracted when reading Problems with small or fancy fonts Headaches and / or tiredness when reading 2.

Understanding Dyslexia - Knowing the Facts

Changing Attitudes to Dyslexia When I was at school, mid-seventies to mid-eighties, being dyslexic meant you had "special needs" and were sent to the "remedial class" - or, as it was more commonly known, the "numpty class". In those days there seemed to be a common understanding amongst kids (and many teachers) that dyslexic students were 'slow', 'lazy' and unlikely to achieve much in life. Today, thankfully, we have a much better understanding of dyslexia. We know, for example, that dyslexia can cause certain difficulties in processing code-based information such as language. We also know that it can inhibit concentration, memory and recall, leading to the appearance of disorganisation and 'scattiness'.

Dealing With Dyslexia - Coping Methods and Strategies

During my experience of teaching adult learners with dyslexia, I have discovered that some of the simplest adaptations to learning materials or methods can make a huge difference to the learning success of dyslexic students. Here are a few that have proved successful: Changing paper or screen colour - many dyslexics find black font on a white background particularly difficult to read so changing the background colour can help Using a plastic coloured overlay - this will help to combat white glare when there is no background colour choice. You should experiment with different colours to find the one that works best for you Taking notes when reading - this can help to focus your mind and concentrate more effectively on what you are reading.

How Did Stuttering Influence My Public Speaking And Anxiety

Public speaking and anxiety were my closest partners for many many years. Phone calls were another issue, but I managed to overcome this inconvenience. You can read about it in another article I wrote. I mentioned there that talking in front of other people makes me scared and that I did not have any opportunity to practise. Until recently... I look for a new job now and I had a second interview for one company where they asked me to prepare a 20 min presentation. Imagine that! My heart jumped and my stomach shrank immediately. The last one I did was at my final exams in June 2001. Now is February 2011. I thought I would faint. J I had two options: runaway or do it.

Stuttering and Dating - How To Turn Your Stuttering Into An Advantage When It Comes To Dating

Dating is a very important area of a stutterer's life which is negatively affected by his/her stuttering. When it comes to dating, stuttering can be a huge setback for a person who suffers from stuttering. In this article, I'm going to cover some tips and advices which you can use to... 1) not to miss a cool date 2) create attraction by USING the fact that you stutter. The word "dating" and "stuttering" are surrounded by a lot of limiting beliefs, therefore most PWS are missing this FUN side of their life. Here are 6 Tips and Advices which will help you when it comes to your stuttering and your dating life. 1. Never give the impression that you believe you are pitiful and your stuttering makes you less than others.

Help For Stuttering: What Angers You Conquers You

My life underwent a dramatic twist in 2010. I was ill in January, the illness came back in February and at that time I hated everything and everyone. I did not like my life and felt hurt by it. I would never ever think that one year later I will write an article about help for stuttering and be happy what I have achieved. I attended several courses and read plenty of books in 2010 that changed my way of thinking and gave me a massive boost into the future. And what was the lesson with capital L I learned last year? As you might already think it is the sentence which I used in the name of this article. I think the sentence does not need any further explanation.

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