Totally unlike any other coverage of the subject, this book presents a new paradigm for understanding the nature and treatment of stuttering based on recent discoveries in neuroscience. The authors illustrate how visible stuttering manifestations are actually a solution to a central problem, acting as a compensatory mechanism for a central involuntary block, rather than a problem in themselves. This book features methods that reduce stuttering by inhibiting this central block, through the use of sensory and motor tools, notably mirror neurons, and shows readers that stuttering is not a condition that can be effortlessly "trained out" of the system or eliminated via simple speech retraining. Clinicians will find this book both revolutionary and an invaluable resource in therapy provision for stuttering.
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Stuttering and the Person Who Stutters
Contemporary Methods of Treating Stuttering
Stuttering Inhibition via Mirror Neurons
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