What actually is “stammering”
“Stammering” has been long been regarded as a communication/psychological disorder, which affects people by impeding the smooth flow of speech. Stammering usually occurs in most people between the age of 2 to 5 yeras, after which most people recover rather naturally without any speech therapy. However, Stammering is seemed to prolong in people even for a long time, sometimes throughout their entire life. It is estimated that 20% of all children go through Stammering, with boys mostly affected than girls
Stammering and Stuttering. What’s the difference?
More often, Stammering has been associated with “Stuttering”. Sometimes, the word Stuttering itself is used in place of Stammering. However, please note that Stuttering is different from stammering. Stuttering refers to the condition where an affected person may exhibit improper speech characterized by broken works. For example, “I am going t-t-t-t-to school”, “where are you g-g-g-going” . On the otherhand, Stammering refers to the condition where a person may not even be able to start a word; for example, “Th-th-th-th-ank you”, “p-p-p-p-pick up the phone” . The words Stammering and Stuttering are often confused with each other but they are both different. In fact, Stammering is an advanced and worsened stage of stuttering where the person may not even be able to utter a particular word, let alone stutter in the middle of a sentence.
Stuttering in children often turn into Stammering when they grow up. Stammering/stuttering can be easily cured in children whereas it may be difficult to cure in adults. Stammering can seriously affect the mindset and personality of a person and hinder his/her growth in the society or in a workplace
Some stammerers may be able to speak perfectly fine when they are alone, or if they are speaking to a pet animal or reading in front of a mirror. It may also be noticed that a stammerer may be able to speak normally at times. It’s also seen that stammerers can speak perfectly well when they are in a hyper-excited mood such as joy or anger. It’s also interesting to note that no one stammers while singing. Stammerers may find it difficult to utter particular words, particularly those starting with “C”,”D”, “K”,”P”, “Q” and “T”
Many stammerers try to hide their stammering that many people, even close friends and relatives don’t know that the person stammers. They also tend to substitute easier words in place of ones which they find difficult to pronounce. Many people prefer to keep silent when they face situations where they need to utter a difficult word. Due to this, many stammerers may appear rather arrogant in front of others
Stammering is curable through proper speech therapy and other means such as breathing techniques and meditation
Treatment of Stuttering
Note: Homeopathic Treatment requires strict individualization. Please do not take any medicine without consulting your physician/homeopath.
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