A disruptive flow of speech experienced by a person is commonly referred to as stuttering. This is not a disability but is a mere speech order. With causes unknown, it is said to be more prevalent in certain set of people than others. It has been observed that children, men and bilinguals are some of the most affected people though there are no theories to support this case. Bilinguals are those who are capable of speaking two languages. Children who have been taught to converse in two languages come under bilinguals and a section of these kids tend to stutter in both or either of the languages. The simultaneous learning of two languages is sometimes considered a pressure on the child and is considered a reason for the child to stutter.
Does stuttering have something to do with intelligence? This is one of the most illogical questions occupying the minds of most of the non-stutterers. And the answer to such a question is a definite no. Stuttering is only a speech hindering disorder which causes the sufferers to stammer when they speak. Being a speech disorder, stuttering has no connection whatsoever to intelligence and intellect. Though some may argue that the neural patterns of stutterers differ from those of non-stutterers, the neurons responsible for hearing and speech are in no way related to the neurons responsible for intelligence. The notion of comparing stuttering to intelligence is in itself erroneous because the intelligence of a person is measured through the IQ or Intelligence Quotient.
The Michael Palin Center for stuttering is a specialist center which offers support and treatment to stuttering children in the UK. Named after Michael Palin for his convincing portrayal of a stutterer in the movie "A Fish called Wanda", this center has been existence since 1993. For utilizing the services of the center, there must be someone to refer the stammering child. Though initially this was the case, the center is now looking to extend their service to smaller districts in UK and hence is not strict on the number of referrals. Once a child has received the required number of referrals, the child is placed in a waiting list based on the age. Consultation is given more emphasis in this center rather than clinical treatment.
Stuttering as is known is a speech disorder which hinders fluent speaking. Though the cause and remedy for stuttering are still not known, there have been numerous instances where it has been treated successfully. Now stutterers can take solace from the fact that researchers are developing sure shot treatments to help them recover from the problem. But these treatments are still in their developmental stages and hence till then stutterers need to patiently work on their problem with simple self-help treatments. The first thing to remember while trying to overcome stuttering is that it requires a calm mind and a lot of patience. The next thing to be kept in mind is that no chance of an overnight recovery and faltering is bound to happen while recuperating from the problem.
Stuttering is a strange case of disorder which seems to prefer a section of the population than the others. With causes and remedies being unknown, the prevalence of these disorders in a certain sect is also unknown. The categories of people who seem to belong n this fateful section are children and men. While the reason for the dominance of the stuttering problem in these sections of people is unknown, it has been a proven fact till now that men are more prone to stuttering than women. The ratio of men stutterers to women stutterers have always been high and this is also the case with children. But the ratio differs as the age increases and this difference is again in favor of the fairer sex.
The role of parents in a stuttering child's life can play a major part in how the child will be in future. It not only affects the behavior of the child but can also affect the chance of recovery from the problem. But sometimes even though the parents do everything in their might to help the child, there is no significant improvement in the child. This may force them to lose hope and give up. This should be avoided and parents must seek to help the child in other ways possible to recover from the problem. The difficulty faced by most parents is in dealing with the problem. Once the parents realize their child's problem, they do not find the right way to go about it even though they are willing to put in all efforts.
The problem of stuttering though not considered a serious one, is capable of evoking serious changes in the personalities of the stutterers when not treated rightly in their surrounding environments. Stuttering or stammering is a type of communication disorder where stutterers experience difficulty in pronouncing certain words or tend to elongate syllables. With this problem, stutterers are mostly made fun of in their surroundings and this may have an effect on their behavior. Since it is observed that stuttering is predominant in children, any type of ridiculing will have an effect on the stuttering child's character. This is where the parents of the stuttering children come in.
Adult dyslexia is not a life-threatening illness, yet it incapacitates the brain of the afflicted, if not handled truthfully. Adults need to begin to accept the disorder and start changing the way they view themselves to work with the disorder. This isn't a handicap of the intellect, even if you may experience challenges in spelling and reading. It's a condition of the neuroses that should be correctly diagnosed to get the necessary support at school or at work. You need to alter how you look at the disorder in order to seek assistance for it. By being aware of the condition, you'll have an easier time living with how it affects your career and personal life.
A recent report suggested that nearly one percent of the adult population in the UK had a stutter. This may seem like quite a small figure however in reality is a huge amount of people. Stuttering has been thrust into the news over the last few years with the singer Gareth Gates bravely attempting to make his way to the top despite suffering with this most frustrating form of speech impediment. So what are the different types of therapy for stuttering? The majority of people who stutter will start by attending their local speech and language therapy classes, mainly because it is free to do so. This may well prove to be beneficial and what's more because it does not cost any money is definitely worth a go.
It is often difficult to know where to seek advice when you have a stutter. People who have this type of speech impediment often try speech and language therapy at the outset before searching alternative forms of specialist stuttering therapy. Stuttering is quite a complex subject and as such only a person who has had to endure life with the impediment can really comprehend what it is like. People who stutter will fully understand what I mean when I write this. What the majority of people who stutter dream of is to be able to speak in the same way as fluent people do. When they are taught to speak very slowly at traditional speech therapy this can some what frustrate and annoy them, it did me!