Voluntary stammering

Home practice invitation

Read the attached handout on voluntary stammering. Another form of voluntary dysfluency (which isn’t mentioned on this handout) is voluntary pausing.

During the week, experiment with some very relaxed voluntary stammering (b-b-bounce or ssslide) with non-feared words. Also continue to experiment with voluntary pausing before non-feared words. You can start by experimenting with it on your own and then with a person who is easiest to talk to. Notice any physical sensations, thoughts and feelings that arise as you are doing this and notice any change in these responses as you continue to experiment.