Regular price: $10.80

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $10.80

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Stammering affects around 450,000 adults and 18,000 children in the UK. In its mild forms, stammering, or stuttering, makes communication difficult; in the severer forms it makes it impossible, affecting in social, educational and work life. This book offers simple, jargon-free advice to people who had resigned themselves to a life limited by stammering, with a wealth of practical exercises. As well as information about fluency techniques, it includes methods for dealing with the underlying anxiety that can make or break attempts to overcome stammering. Topics covered include:
Thoughts and beliefs - questionnaires to help define feelings about stammering
The mechanics of speech and stuttering - the speech mechanism and vocal cords; how speech sounds are made; psychological effects on speech; habit factors.
Different types of therapy - eg, fluency shaping techniques, modification therapies
Emotional and practical requirements for success; characteristics of those who succeed.
Other help - counselling; hypnosis; social skills training; speaking circles
Anxiety, relaxation and other self-help suggestions
Techniques for children, teenagers and adults
©2008 Sheldon Press; (P)2009 Summersdale Publishers Ltd
Show More Show Less
No Reviews are Available

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Natasha on 07-08-09

Well-researched book informs and calms

This book is a detailed, factual look at this sensitive subject, and the calm way in which the author presents the subject is well worth the money. I enjoyed the vocal quality of the reader, who put me at ease. A great way to overcome stuttering.

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful


By Stephanie on 08-08-09

A Great Help

I got this audio book for my son who has a very slight stutter that has always upset him. I can genuinely say that as well as putting him at ease this book has also helped him greatly. I highly recommend it!

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2017 Audible, Inc