For school aged children and adults who stutter I am aware of the strong evidence that indicates that many people who stutter expend a great deal of energy and effort into avoiding stuttering moments, and that the associated cognitive demands and physical muscle tension of avoidance have a large role in maintaining the problems with stuttering.
Therapy involves a multifaceted approach of supporting my clients to unlearn avoidance behaviours and explore methods that support stuttering well, with ease. I have had the pleasure of completing training in Avoidance Reduction Therapy for Stuttering (ARTS) with speech pathologist Vivian Sisskin.
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