Stopping Stuttering Blocks: A New Strategy for Easier Speech

Stopping Stuttering Blocks: A New Strategy for Easier Speech

An exciting new strategy to stop stuttering blocks is introduced in this video of a presentation at the 2019 World Congress of the International Stuttering Association, by speech-language pathologist William Parry of the United States. Parry challenges common misconceptions about stuttering by showing how the interference with speech is best understood and treated, not in terms of “fluency,” but rather as a substitution of physical effort in place of vowel phonation, as part of a “freeze” response triggered by the brain’s amygdala. Based on these insights, he presents a practical, multi-faceted strategy — largely implemented while inhaling – to eliminate stuttering blocks and to facilitate easy, natural-sounding speech. Preliminary results of this new strategy are illustrated with before-and-after videos.
This new strategy has been at least seven years in the making. It is thanks to more than 150 persons who stutter, from all over the world, who participated online in the Valsalva Stuttering Therapy Program. All past participants who wish to share in this new strategy are urged to email William Parry at contact@valsalva.org. Persons wishing additional information should email Mr. Parry at stuttertherapy@aol.com.
William Parry previously overcame his own stuttering to become a trial lawyer. He is founder and former leader of the National Stuttering Association’s Philadelphia Chapter, former member of the NSA’s board of directors, and author of Understanding and Controlling Stuttering.