Stuttering/ Stammering therapy Department
Stuttering (Stammering) is a speech disorder that affects about 1 % of the population. The cause of stuttering is not known but there is no evidence to shows that stuttering can be learnt from imitation or due to lack of confidence or parental pressure. The only cause that has proven to be significant is family history.
The focus of speech language therapist in Samvaad is to reduce the stuttering instances and reduce any associated anxiety. At Samvaad, we offer an intensive 12 day individual sessions in the beginning of the treatment phase and slowly reduced to once to twice week. We also offer three times a week sessions as per the clients convenience. Skype sessions are also available
Samvaad uses speech therapy strategies with behavioral principles to keep the client motivated
Samvaad has a psychologist who works along a speech therapist who helps to resolve any anxiety issues faced by a person who stutters.
Evidence based therapy
Marbles in the mouth
Gargling with water
Finger thumb tapping
Pause and talk
RADHIKA POOVAYYA, MSc , BCBA, heads the department
AMULYA P, MASLP, is a senior speech therapist who supervises the therapy of the clients.
About 70 percent of children who begin to stammer in childhood will outgrow the stuttering, but there is no way to predict who will recover and who will continue to stammer. Hence, we recommend to start therapy at the earliest.
Can children develop stammering due to emotional trauma?
Facts about stuttering
Stuttering is more prevalent in males than females
Stuttering begins between 2.5 years to 6 years
Stuttering is not a sign of oral weakness
Stuttering is not a disease and does not require medication.
No. There is no evidence to prove that emotional trauma triggers stuttering, there is no increase in incidence among children in war zone areas or natural calamities.
How to interact with a person who stutters?
- Sustain eye contact
- Give them time to complete the sentence
- Avoid saying ‘talk slowly’
- Refer them to an SLP