Special Focus on: Stuttering
Stuttering is a speech disorder that affects children and adults alike. It is one of the most common speech disorders in the world.
Stuttering is most commonly recognized when an individual suffers from a break in his or her flow of speech. This can occur with certain letters (usually consonants such as K, M, P) or with certain words.
If left untreated, stuttering can become progressively worse as time goes on. Patients can experience difficulty in breathing while talking, social phobia, lack of self-esteem, and reluctance to communicate.
But there is great news for people who stutter! There are plenty of therapy options that have been developed to cure stuttering. Certain proven techniques help reduce the symptoms of stuttering and—in some cases—entirely eliminate them.
At The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada we know that stuttering isn’t just about having difficulty pronouncing words. We realize that stuttering in children can effect the quality of life for you or your child.
If you are a parent of a child with a stuttering speech disorder, our clinics offer a wide array of therapies and strategies to help your child communicate more effectively. We’ll show you multiple ways to better talk to your child at home, so you encourage communication rather than hinder it. We’ll also discuss strategies to help boost the self-esteem and sociability of your child.
If you are an adult who stutters, we’ll work with you to enable you to speak more clearly and confidently, help you overcome your concerns, and make your work and social life more enjoyable.
Working with our speech-language pathologists, we will not only help you communicate better, but help you to believe in your voice!