Communication Online Stuttering Therapy Institute is dedicated to fulfilling the therapeutic needs of people who stutter. The CTI intensive stuttering therapy experience in treating over 2000 clients has given CTI the knowledge and understanding of how to guide people who stutter to speak more fluently, more naturally, more easily and more comfortably.
Communication Therapy Institute
Effective, on-line stuttering therapy treatment that leads to normal sounding speech that is produced with ease and comfort.
Dynamic Stuttering Therapy is a logical, practical and effective stuttering treatment program that helps people who stutter speak with ease and self-confidence.
Most people believe that the purpose of therapy is to learn special skills, techniques and other forms of artificial control in order to overcome stuttering. However, the normal dynamic speech generating system is an automatic system that functions without the speaker’s conscious control. When control is exerted, the system becomes unstable and effortful. Normally sounding fluent speech can be produced only when all the elements of speech production function automatically and simultaneously. This is the goal of Dynamic Stuttering Therapy. CTI guides its clients to use natural and automatic processes to create speech, instead of trying to speak fluently, or thinking about how to avoid stuttering. Speaking becomes effortless and the speech that is produced has all the qualities of normally fluent speech.
Dynamic Stuttering Therapy outcomes are to…
- Enjoy speaking
- Gain confidence in your ability to speak
- Say what you wish to say
- Give up control of your speech
- Generate speech with comfort and ease
- Generate speech that sounds normal
- Develop attitudes that support log-term change
Today, as a result of brain studies Links, it is widely accepted that people who stutter use different neurological processes when speaking than normally fluent speakers. Differences in the planning and execution of internal speech distort the natural flow of speaking, and result in stuttered speech. In addition, there appears to be a chain reaction in which difficulty in speaking causes the speaker to exert more conscious control over speech production. Negative behaviors may be developed and reinforced, exacerbating the deviant neurological processing. The more control that is exerted, the more pronounced stuttering becomes.
The speech production model of Willem Levelt explains that a necessary condition for fluent speech is that the basic elements of the speech production system must function automatically and in parallel. Dynamic Stuttering Therapy guides people who stutter to meet this condition. Dynamic Stuttering Therapy does not try to manipulate the rate, rhythm or smoothness of the speech, nor does it teach techniques for controlling speech. It focuses on all the elements of the dynamic speech production system that are shown in the diagram below. During the therapy experience, clients develop and accept the natural and automatic planning and execution of speech that is used by normally fluent speakers.