Thursday, February 02, 2006

FYI: Free stutter devices for Florida kids

Although there is controversy over the long-term effectiveness of auditory feedback devices; many are curious. Personally, as a research volunteer in my early twenties, I can say this ... "I didn't notice any improvements."

But if you have a child who stutters, and want to give it a try. There is a program in Florida where they are being given away. The phone number is (877) 4-FLUENCY ... I believe it's sponsored by SpeechEasy.

For adults or anybody not in Florida ... thorough research might be prudent.


Not meant as advice, please find a qualified therapist if you are interested in similar therapy.

1 Comments:

At Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:16:00 AM, Blogger Patti said...

Hi John,
I am a stutterer and a speech pathologist. These devices are not recommended for children. There also is not much research done. It could hurt a child thinking it was a cure and then to have the effects wear off. It only helps stutterers who repeat or prolong. If you block, there is no voice to activate it.

 

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