If you stutter, do words sometimes feel like
"brick walls"? Do you repeat, prolong, or force on initial consonants? Do
your blocks get stronger the harder you try to break through them? In this
video, William Parry, a licensed speech pathologist, explains these common
stuttering behaviors, based on his clinical research on Valsalva Control
Therapy. It will show that the problem is not in saying the consonant, but
rather the neurological substitution of effort in place of phonation of
the word's vowel sound. This reaction may be triggered by the anticipation
of difficulty or the urge to use effort to reduce anxiety.
A licensed speech-language pathologist and
trial lawyer, offering stuttering therapy and counseling (including Valsalva
Control stuttering therapy) in person in Philadelphia and over the Internet via
webcam (subject to applicable law).
Office: 1608 Walnut Street, Suite 900, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Mobile phone: 215-620-6792