April 8, 2021 at 2:01 am #29307Adam WerthParticipant
Do you guys think that talking to yourself out loud can help with stutter??
I can read out loud with almost no stutter but it doesn’t carry over to real world conversations where you have to think of words in your head and say them rather than reading where you have clear written out script of what to say.”
It just doesn’t carry over.
There are a few exceptions though, and I’ll come to that in a moment.
But the main reasons why it doesn’t carry over are:
1. Reading a loud from a book is very different than speaking with someone in real-time.
2. When reading, you have the words in front of you. Whereas when speaking, you have to come up with words ‘on the go’.
3. And so, reading does not train your brain to talk in spontaneous situations.
Reading builds up your vocabulary… which might help you in being more efficient in pulling up words from your head when you need to.
Also, it can give you at least some confidence boost, knowing that if you can read without stutter… then one day you may as well be able to speak fluently.
To conclude, reading out aloud does not directly help with stuttering.April 8, 2021 at 6:38 am #29309GáborParticipant
It helped me a lot. It’s also beneficial to practice most of the crutches (not all of them, of course).
And don’t think about words while you’re talking, see crutch 13.April 9, 2021 at 7:44 am #29319Leah AreffModerator
The point of reading aloud is to “hear fluency” – so as to wash out the stuttering memories in your MMIB with FLUENT memories. This, and nothing else, ends stuttering!
Guess what, you do not have to come up with words “on the go”. This is a fallacy. We, as PWS, have been incorrectly taught from a very young age, that we need to plan and form our words. NO FLUENT PERSON IN THE WORLD DOES THIS. In fact, I challenge you to ask ANY fluent person if they “plan their words”, and they will not even understand the question. I have done this multiple times, and they always respond with “What do you mean, plan your words?” Then when I explain, they have a puzzled look on their face and they ask me “why would I need to do that?”.
Your brain is perfectly capable of forming a thought and then the word, WITHOUT YOUR HELP. This is why speech therapists and non-PWS views are so detrimental to the PWS world. They have no idea what it takes to cure because they have never stuttered themselves. Ask THEM if they ever have to plan their words, and I promise you, they will all say “NO”.
Allow yourself to just speak immediately – Crutch 13. Whenever you get the urge to speak, JUST SPEAK.
Does this make sense?
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