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Can a person with a stutter be cured?

Asked by kheredia (5561points) April 27th, 2011

I had never met anybody with a stutter until recently and I got to thinking, can it be cured? I know there are several things that can cause a stutter, both physical and psychological. So if the problem is psychological, is there a better chance of getting cured? By the way, the guy that I met who has a stutter sings beautifully which is very interesting I think. Anyhow, any thoughts?

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flo's avatar

Yes, I don’t know how exactly but I have heard 2 people in the public eye who said that they used to have a major stuttering problem.

klutzaroo's avatar

Yes. Go watch “The King’s Speech” and see how its done.

bkcunningham's avatar

I believe they use some sorta device which plays what they’ve said back into their ear instantly. I mean in miliseconds. Somehow the echo of their own voice solves the stuttering issue. Amazing.

kheredia's avatar

@bkcunningham That is really cool.. I’ve never heard such a thing, it really is amazing.

bkcunningham's avatar

OMGoodness, I think I misposted this. LOL “Various electronic aids are available to help with stuttering. One device looks similar to a hearing aid and echoes speech back to the user to sound as if he’s speaking in unison with someone else. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, speaking in unison (or perceiving that you are) may reduce stuttering temporarily. Some may also use an anti-stuttering telephone, which helps them communicate better when talking on the phone.”

I hope it helps.

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JLeslie's avatar

Yes. Sometimes the stutterer still has trouble with very specific words, but sometimes people are totally cured. John Stossel, TV journalist on ABC, was/is a stutter, and he has overcome it for the most part. There are many other famous people who you would be surprised to know were stutterers when young, and some continue to have phrases and words they avoid when speaking.

JLeslie's avatar

Here is a list.

bkcunningham's avatar

I always think of Me Me Mel Ti Ti Ti Mel Tellis:

kheredia's avatar

Okay, so here’s another question for you guys. Does having a stutter qualify as a disability? I was wondering about this because I go to school and one of the general classes that everyone has to take is speech. Would someone with a stutter be exempt from taking that class?

JLeslie's avatar

@kheredia Wait, has this person had therapy to correct his stutter? He hasn’t made it to high school without any speech therapy, has he?

kheredia's avatar

@JLeslie I really don’t know him well enough to get into that conversation yet. But I’m just curious about that because in college, speech is one of the general requirements for any transfer student.

JLeslie's avatar

@kheredia I don’t know. Maybe they get some sort of an exception? I really have no idea though. Maybe he could sing a report.

kheredia's avatar

@JLeslie Lol! Yeah, well the guy can sing, that’s for sure.

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