Breaking Tradition: The New Speech Therapy

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You’re probably wondering to yourself...why should I try Speechagain? How is it different from therapy I’ve tried in the past? Well, I’m here to tell you. As you know, stuttering is a unique type of communication disorder. It cannot be “cured”, but there are multiple therapy approaches that all claim to be effective. We have worked diligently to create our own modern fluency shaping method, while also implementing a behavioral/emotional piece and an educational portion to our platform. Speechagain is challenging traditional therapy and this is how we did it:  

  1. We have it all.  

As mentioned previously, we have designed our own modern fluency shaping method. This entails helping you break old habits and creating new habitual ways of fluent speech. Training will encompass many factors, such as taking pauses between words and syllables, your rate of speech, and a technique called “easy onset”. Easy onset is the speech method of “easing” into a word, to reduce tension and enhance fluency. All these components of speech therapy are included in our voice curve! Using artificial intelligence (and our own knowledge of course) Speechagain will educate you on the speaking method and then assist you in practicing the skills, all while providing real-time feedback.  

  1. We’re here for you.  

We understand how stuttering can impact your personal life. I like to use the analogy of the iceberg. The tip of the iceberg is what you can see above the water, which would be the stutter itself. But...as we know from the infamous Titanic...icebergs are much larger underwater, where it’s hidden from the naked eye. The underwater portion of the stuttering iceberg are the symptoms that cannot be seen, such as avoiding certain words, dreading introducing yourself to others, feeling anxious, removing yourself from social situations, etc. etc. etc. The list could go on and on, but you get the point. Speechagain also gets the point. That’s why our therapy not only addresses the stutter itself, but also the bottom of the iceberg. We do this by implementing our Situation Board. This is a personalized board that allows you to compile your challenging situations. While practicing your speech technique, we will help you simultaneously tackle those obstacles and gain confidence! 

  1. We can explain.  

Knowledge is power. Not only does Speechagain target your speech skills and secondary symptoms, but we also provide you with the educational tools you need to finally understand your stutter. Chances are someone has explained stuttering to you before, but did you really understand? Or was it just overwhelming? Throughout our program, you will be taken through exercises that help you visualize and truly understand what goes on when you stutter.   

At the end of the day, you can relax and know that Speechagain has put in the work to provide you with the most reliable and effective stuttering therapy program. We’re breaking tradition because it was about time!