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Streaming Syllables

People who stammer are taking heart from celebrities who found clear speech

Streaming Syllables
Dinesh Parab
Streaming Syllables
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What causes stammering?

Experts are still debating this. Most say it’s largely psychological. Latest brain-mapping research, however, points to a partly neurological basis, programmed by genes. In 50 per cent of cases, it runs in the family; it afflicts three times more men than women.

Who to contact for treatment/advice?

An audiology and speech therapist. Also, TISA runs self-help groups in many cities (www.indiastammering.com). The All-India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, is the premier research centre for communication disorders.

How to behave with stammerers:

  • Maintain eye contact. Looking away makes the stammerer feel you find his speech unpleasant.
  • Wait for the stutterer to finish sentences. Don’t do it for him.
  • Slow down your speech. Talking fast puts pressure on stammerers.
  • Avoid giving simplistic advice like “Don’t be nervous” or “Just...
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