Stuttering Self Therapy

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self-therapy
for the
stutterer
MALCOLM FRASER

THE

STUTTERING
FOUNDATION

®

PUBLICATION NO. 0012

This book
has been provided in part
through the generosity
of the
Genuine Parts Company

THE

STUTTERING
FOUNDATION

A Nonprofit Organization
Since 1947—Helping Those Who Stutter

TENTH

EDITION

self-therapy
for the
stutterer
By

Malcolm Fraser, L.H.D.
Life Member
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Founder
Stuttering Foundation of America

THE

STUTTERING
FOUNDATION

®

PUBLICATION NO. 0012

self-therapy for the stutterer
Publication No. 0012

First Edition—1978
Tenth Edition—2002
Revised Tenth Edition—2007

Published by

Stuttering Foundation of America
3100 Walnut Grove Road, Suite 603
P.O. Box 11749
Memphis, Tennessee 38111-0749
Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 00-133443
ISBN 0-933388-45-4

Copyright © 2007, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1993, 1978 by
Stuttering Foundation of America

The Stuttering Foundation of America is a nonprofit
charitable organization dedicated to the prevention
and treatment of stuttering. Contributions are tax
deductible.

Printed in the United States of America.

Dedicated to all
who seek relief from the burden
of stuttering.

To the Reader
There are always some stutterers who are unable
to get professional help and others who do not seem to
be able to profit from it. There are some who prefer to
be their own therapists. In this book, Malcolm Fraser,
Founder of the Stuttering Foundation of America, has
provided some guidance for those who must help
themselves. Knowing well from his own experience as a
stutterer the difficulties of self-therapy, he outlines a
series of objectives and challenges that should serve as
a map for the person who is lost in the dismal swamp of
stuttering and wants to find a way out.
CHARLES VAN RIPER
Distinguished Professor Emeritus and formerly
Head, Department of Speech Pathology and
Audiology, Western Michigan University

“The stutterer must conquer his own
problems. No one else can do it for him.”
—Van Riper

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Contents
Use the Index (page 189) for location of instructive
information concerning all phases of stuttering
On Self-Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 On This Approach to Self-Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Original Cause of Your Stuttering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Factors Affecting Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Your Feelings and Emotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Tension and Relaxation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Distractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Enlisting the Support of Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Your Determination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 The Premise and The Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 A Helpful Therapy Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 The All Important Ground Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37–60 Talking Slowly and Deliberately . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 61 Stuttering Easily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 65 Admitting That You Stutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 69 Eliminating Secondary Symptoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 80 Eliminating All Avoidances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 85 Maintaining Eye Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 95 Finding Out What You Do When You Stutter . . . . . . . . . . 49, 99 Using Block Corrections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51, 113...
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