Monday, June 05, 2006

FYI: Mudiaga video

I just ran across this video of Mudiaga from a documentary called Help Me To Speak.

In the video, Mudiaga's frustrations are not appearent trying to book an appointment over the telephone. Also, the person he is speaking to, is well mannered, but it is still (I assume) easy for a non-stutterer to recognize the frustration stuttering can cause. In my humble opinion, the scene was well done.

The comments are sympathetic for the most part, and a couple bloggers wrote about it, both supportive and mocking.

Update [Aug 21,2006]: The video has been taken down a couple times, if it's broken again, do a search on "stuttering" on YouTube to find it again.

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


At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 12:20:00 PM, Anonymous Goeffrey said...

That Wabby guy appears to be a real wanker, to use a term he would be familiar with. His only response is something to the effect of "it's my blog and I'll post what I like." No one is questioning his freedom of speech, just his basic sensibilities. I have a feeling there are 10 nice people to every Wabby, but the Wabbys seem to write more.

At Thursday, June 08, 2006 1:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just wondering if this stuttering device works for every stutterer - ranging from mild to severe. Perhaps you should try it?


At Saturday, June 10, 2006 11:06:00 AM, Blogger John MacIntyre said...

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the link.

I was a research volunteer for experiments using this technique in my early twenties, but didn't notice any improvements.

I really do need to dedicate a post to this, since so many non-stutterers have told me about this.

Thanks again.

At Monday, June 12, 2006 2:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi John. Thank you for the response.

I have a stutter as well and was thinking about trying the device myself.

Take care,

At Monday, June 12, 2006 8:30:00 AM, Blogger John MacIntyre said...

Hi Peter,

I really haven't used this product myself, and have had little involvement with this type of thing outside of the above mentioned experiments.

However, what I have heard has not been good. So please do due dilligence before spending your money.


At Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:01:00 PM, Anonymous digvijoy said...

I hail from India, and I haven't tried the device either, but a few weeks ago i was discussing the matter over with my speech therapist, who claims the device is helpful when making speeches. As it plays back the sound, but the long term results have not been good, as it is only tricking your brain not improoving your speech and i also noticed one thing in the video that whenever he spoke the therapist/analysist (sitting along with him) was asking him to speak by using a helping sound, in other words by saying "UHH" for example saying ONE TWO THREE FOUR would be hard for a stutter, but saying UHHH ONE TWO THREE FOUR wouldnt be hard cause once you have picked up the flow of speech with UH the process carries on. And also when using the device while talking to someone it would not proove to work at all, cause communication level is fast and one person talks and the other starts, which leads to discord and misunderstanding. The device can be used by people who need to make important speeches as far as my point of view goes. After all stuttering is a habit.

At Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:31:00 PM, Anonymous digvijoy said...

you might want to check this out,

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