Stuttering What is it? What do we do about it? Mental Health Help with Kati Morton | Kati Morton

Stuttering What is it? What do we do about it? Mental Health Help with Kati Morton | Kati Morton

– Hey everybody. Today I’m gonna talk with
you about stuttering. What causes it, and what can
we do to help ourselves stop? (upbeat music) So like I said, today
I’m gonna talk with you about stuttering, and actually, and I have my handy dandy DSM, as
always, and my notes, so that I don’t forget
anything, we don’t actually call stuttering stuttering
when it comes to the DSM. It is called child onset fluency disorder, otherwise known as stuttering,
and there is a great website I found for any of you
who are looking for more help if you struggle with stuttering. It’s called They have a lot of information. A lot of the information that
I have I found from there as well as the DSM and other
research that I did online through the Mayo Clinic. There’s a lot of information out there. So if you have someone
in your life who suffers from stuttering or if you
yourself are struggling and you wanna help others
understand your situation I would check out some of
those sites, do some research. There are some great print
outs you can hand out to people to help them better understand. So just like my Tourette’s
video where I talked about how it was a neurodevelopmental disorder, stuttering falls under that as well, and if you remember a
neurodevelopmental disorder is something that occurs
when we’re very young. It’s when we struggle
with something early on in life in our developmental years, and they say neurodevelopmental because it has to do with our brain. Now I have some interesting
statistics and information about stuttering, and
stuttering for I believe it said yeah 80 to 90% of people
have it by the age of six. Now it doesn’t come on all of a sudden, like boom, I just start
stuttering and I can’t stop and I don’t know why and all
of a sudden it just happened. It’s usually something
that happens gradually, and children don’t usually
realize they’re doing it right away, ’cause they’re
just learning to talk anyway. They say the mean range
of age for people to start stuttering is between the
ages of two and seven. So, that’s when we’re really
just developing our language, our ability to communicate
with other people, and so we won’t even notice right away. It starts with a few words. It starts with a few phrases,
certain things we say, but they find as we age if we
struggle with stuttering that we will try to get out of public speaking, won’t want to do it. There will be certain words
and phrases and sentences we stay away from because
we know that those words and sentences or phrases
cause us to stutter, and can be embarrassing for people. And so it’s good to know
that you’re not alone. Over three million
Americans, and that’s just in the United States, and we
know the world is much larger, but in the States along
three million people struggle with stuttering,
and the good thing to know is that 65 to 85% of people who
have it do recover from it. Now I know that’s quite a range. When I read that I was like 65 to 85, that’s a big discrepancy,
but that’s good to know that most people, a majority,
over 50% is a majority, do recover from it. So okay, we stutter. We struggle with it. How did we get it? Why do we have this? Why doesn’t everybody else have this? And obviously when it comes to
neurodevelopmental disorders a lot of what we know
is just from studying it and researching it and
following people along, but we don’t actually
know what causes things. Like I’ve said before a
lot of this is theorized because we can’t actually
look into a human brain, probe in there, and see
what’s causing something because it’s a living person
and getting in the brain can be really dangerous
and we can injure someone and you know take away their
memory or take away their speech, and so people don’t
sign up for that, obviously. But things that we do know
that affect it are genetics. If you have someone else in
your family who has any type of language disorder
there are so many in here. Speech sound disorder,
language disorder as a whole, there’s stuttering, there’s
a lot of different things, tic disorders, anybody
who falls into those neurodevelopmental disorders,
if you have that in your family you’re three
times as likely to struggle with stuttering yourself. So, number one is genetics
of what causes it. Number two is child development. If you also have another
language disorder, I know a lot of kids when
we’re younger like my brother went to a speech therapist
to better enunciate his S’s and T’s and the discrepancy between those, and if we’re struggling
with something already having that makes us more
likely to stutter as well. The third, and there are
only four options of what they think causes it, the
third is neurophysiology which really means that
it’s a change in our brain. They’ve noticed and been
able to tell through I don’t know if it’s CAT
scans or PET scans or what but by looking at the brain
they recognize that those who struggle with
stuttering in their brain, it processes language
differently than someone’s brain who doesn’t stutter. Weird, huh? So it’s almost like our brain
is just wired to stutter and so most of the people that
have this certain you know neurophysiological change in their brain will struggle with it. The fourth is family
dynamics and this is one that we can work on as parents,
as people in a child’s life, as a teacher, and that’s
when you have high stress or expectations on a child. You live a very fast paced lifestyle, with a lot of anxiety,
because we know stress and anxiety don’t cause stuttering. A lot of people think that it does, and that’s a common misconception. But it can definitely
exacerbate the problem. So if we worry about
stuttering and we are learning to speak and our mom was like,
get it out, what do you need, we gotta go, we’re running
late, what are you doing? That can cause children to stutter. It can make it really hard. It’s really stressful. They feel a lot of
expectations to just perform and speak quickly and get
it out because we’re late, and that can cause stuttering as well. So those are the four main
causes that they theorize for stuttering. Okay, so we have it. We realize that we stutter. We know it sucks. It’s embarrassing. We avoid certain words. We’re afraid to speak in public. It’s hard for us to maybe meet people. Maybe you know people
have teased us growing up. There’s a lot of things
that can be hard with this. So what do we do about it? And there are a ton, I
believe, I think it’s the gives like 20 ideas of things you can do, but over, the ones that overlapped with
the research I was doing, the things that they recommend in the DSM, the first one is obviously relaxing, because even though stress
and anxiety don’t cause stuttering it can
definitely make it worse. So making time for yourself,
doing yoga, meditation, practicing relaxation
techniques where you clench your muscles and you relax
your muscles and you tense your muscles and you relax your muscles, and that progressive
relaxation can really help, and if you’re going into
what you think is kind of a important work meeting
or something that could be stressful maybe do some of
these things ahead of time. Do some breathing techniques, anything to help relax your body. Now the next one, and
this is something that I remember my brother having
to do when he was doing speech therapy, is practicing
speaking to yourself in front of the mirror. It sounds weird and I know
a lot of you are like, Kati, I don’t wanna do that. That sounds weird, and
I’m gonna be embarrassed, and I’m already embarrassed and blah, but the more we practice
with those difficult words, those bizarre sentences that
always cause us to stutter, I know my friend Adam
struggles with stuttering, and there are couple
words that he always says he stutters on, like saying breakfast. Instead of breakfast,
it’s b-b-break, you know, b-b-breakfast. So if there’s a word that
catches you every time and you just can’t get away from it, start incorporating it into some sentences you write out and practice. Now they say 30 minutes a day. I know that’s a lot of
time, but it’s not something you have to keep doing. It’s something that you can do to help yourself stop stuttering, okay? So, we’re gonna relax, and we’re gonna practice
in front of the mirror. Now the third one is read books out loud. And I know that sounds kind of silly. You’re like, why? But it’s the same type of thing. We’re practicing, and the
cool thing about reading books out loud is that the sentence
structure and the sentences and the words they put in them
are completely random really. It’s not like you’re picking them. You don’t know which ones. It’ll be whatever a
normal, conversational book would sound like and
you’re just gonna try out different words. You’re gonna practice speaking. So reading out loud can really help you overcome that stuttering urge. And the fourth is when you do stutter let out some tension between those blocks. When you start stuttering,
go ugh, in the middle of it, and then keep going, start again. Because that build up of
tension, a lot of people online that were talking about it
said they feel this build up of tension like, it’s so frustrating. Let that out. And then start again, keep going, and that will help you stop the stuttering from reoccurring, ’cause
a lot of people said that also when they start
they find themselves continuing to stutter as
they continue to speak. Once it’s starts, it’s hard
to stop it from you know, keeping going and
popping up in other words they never used to stutter with before. And the last, the fifth tip,
is being gentle with yourself, and this is the most important. Doing this is gonna take a lot of time. It takes a lot of practice. But like I said, most
people recover from it. We just maybe have to put
in a little extra time. If we’re older, and
we’re still stuttering, because they say that most
people kind of grow out of it, but not all of us do, right? There’s still a good 20
to 35% of us that don’t, and so what do we do? We have to practice. We be gentle with ourselves. We know this is a process. It’s not perfection. This isn’t something that
all of a sudden we created. This isn’t any error in you. This is just something that
your brain is struggling to process in the way
that it’s supposed to, and so we have to teach it,
and that’s the great thing about being a human is we’re teachable. We can learn. We can do things better. So work with me. Share these tips. If you know that someone
out there in your life struggles with stuttering,
share this video. Spread it around. The more we know what causes
it and what doesn’t cause it and ways that we can help
it, the less people will feel alone and embarrassed, and
avoid speaking engagements. Even though people who
stutter are not stupid, they’re not weird, they’re just as intelligent
and just as wonderful and capable of just as
much as anybody else, and we need to hear from them. They need to speak up. And on Stuttering Help,
I think it’s called that
I mentioned earlier, they list a lot of celebrities
and different actors and actresses who used
to stutter and who worked on it and used these tools to get better, because we can overcome,
and that’s the amazing thing about the human experience, right? And don’t forget to like this video. Mental health topics are important. We need to let everybody
know, and we’re a community. So leave your comments below, and don’t forget to
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  • Anwar Ajaj

    Hi Kati, my last session with my lovely therapist was yesterday. I didn't want to believe the fact that it was the last time, and I may not see her again. We talked about how to deal with it, and what to do when any issues come back to me again, but during that time I was looking at the clock most of the time because I wanted the time to stop until I said everything I want to her. The time passed and we end. I still want to say something to her before she leave. Do you think it is ok to send her a thank you card and say what I want in it? Will she accept it? She is really nice and meant a lot to me, and I was surprised about how she was thinking of me during therapy time. She was proud of me for each progress I made even if it is small . I want to tell her what I felt about what she said . Could I send the letter to her office today ? #katifaq

  • Drenna Boyd

    Hey #Katifaq….thanks for all you do….I'm stuck. I spend more time in the hospital for physical health than I do at home and this time feels like this is it. I can't do this any longer. I'm tired of being "strong"…"an inspiration". I feel like these expectations are so unfair. I was almost 11 months si free until last night…330 days…fail, but my question is…if you have a friend that also struggling how do you let them know that it's okay for them to vent to you. I'm able to understand and empathize with being triggered myself…and on a more selfish note…if anything every happened to my sis(Soror sis) I would be devastated and I'm sure I wouldn't make it through her loss. How do I let her know that she can talk to me?….seriously. She doesn't talk to me until she's acted on what ever it is. I wish I could help. Sorry this question is so freaking long. Thanks again. 

  • Anna Fremantle

    Hey kati, I got the feels when I saw you made this video as I just had the worst day and my stutter was so bad.-exam stress is the worst ,anyway thanks :), Your tips were very helpful and you are so understanding!
    Do you know if people generally stutter more when they are working or if the role mean they find it easier? Im about to leave school and my parents are pressuring me to get a job as a waitress or at a shop but I really struggle to break the block at the start of questions, and if I have to say a specific word or phrase without substituting it eg, "Do you want some more drinks"(especially if it is to strangers). Sorry if this makes no sense. You are amasing!

  • EleanorRealOne

    "This isn't any error in you" – like a hug. Thank you 🙂 I'm pretty much fluent but as you say, one blip and its a tornado across my sentences. I usually pretend have lost track of what I was saying or I cough. Problem is saying people's names….you can't word swap..

  • bbcott

    I have stuttered my entire life. I always hear the phase, "You'll grow out of it." I'm 25 years old and I still do it daily. I spent years in speech therapy from elementary, middle and high school with little to no results. However, I have been able to overcome this is a lot of ways by avoiding words/phases. When it comes to public speaking, I need weeks to prepare. I've noticed the more I rehearse, I stutter less. Now, I work in a fast pace, media job so my stuttering increases in high stress situations.

  • OceanStuff

    There's a really really good documentary on youtube i think it's called stop my stutter from BBC Three, and it follows like some of the UK's stutterers and they show some super good techniques and breathing exercises that help stop stuttering 😀

  • Cherry Blossom 13

    You are right! Practice helps. I hated doing it to but it helped me in the end I was also in speech therapy when I was younger! However I still do not like getting up in front of people and speaking.

  • Ella Bella

    Great video. I have a 5 year old son who is stuttering… he just started speech therapy.. How do I contribute at home with him? By the way my son is the type of kid that doesn't sit and listen to anything that doesn't interest him including homework… how can I help him at home?

  • Janie Stevenson

    i stutter randomly, never on specific words just sometimes on one word when I speak. If I need to speak fast i mess/jumble up my words and stutter and feel so embarrassed

  • JordanJFan

    I used to stutter when I was at my worst with my anxiety. Especially speaking in class

  • Kat Schott

    I just discovered your channel via Hannah Hart. This is the first video of yours that I am watching. I have had a neurological stutter since I was a young child. I also battle depression, and a severe GAD(which I believe was brought on by my stutter, as well as some trauma I experienced as a child) Thank you for talking about these issues. There are people out there who need to know that they are not alone in their struggles.

  • M N

    Yoga REALLY helps, i have been doing yoga for like three months now, it really helped me stutter less, so does talking to yourself in front of a mirror.

    Look to whoever is reading this, if you stutter, i know how you feel, but give it a try, just try to practice yoga every day for a month, just one month, and you will see RESULTS.

    I know you don't know me, but please trust me, just try 🙂

  • Gabe Hines

    I studder ALOT almost in every sentence and I hope it goes away I am 13 I hope it goes away soon cause I don't want it to get worse

  • Lydia Guevara

    Stuttering is not something you have to recover from it is something you have to accept and learn to love because it is a part of you. Anxiety doesn't cause stuttering, stuttering causes anxiety. Relaxing does not help. Speech therapists usually do not have much knowledge of stuttering and do more damage than good. I spend years with different kinds of therapy only to find out it drove me into nothing but a pit of self hatred. The first time someone told me it's okay to stutter I felt free and now I stutter when I talk and it doesn't stop me from talking. This is so problematic. I wouldn't want to stop stuttering even if I could because there are much more important things to worry about.

  • KripplerSage

    I dont know if there's different types of stuttering but mine is a little different than others. I literally can't say the word when I want to. its not like that " b-b-breakfast " thing. My mouth just won't let those words pass. I dont know if anyone can relate to what I mean

  • itsme

    I developed a stammer in my early years, around aged 4 I think. It gradually got worst as I got older, with hindsight because of the stress and anxiety that accompanied it whilst entering my teen years and having to socialize more. Upon entering my 20s, I learnt strategies to either hide, avoid or mask my stammer, which alleviated the stress and anxiety somewhat. What I did notice when I stammered is that it was accompanied by a mindset, a way of being, that I would describe as, lacking in self confidence, low self esteem, fearful and afraid. I guessed this state of being probably came about either through some childhood trauma, that I cannot recollect, or through some genetic factors, since my father also stammers.

    Since I had no recollection of trauma, I decided to work on the genetic option and assume that I have neural pathways that have formed either very early on, or were passed onto me genetically which made me stammer and were fear possibly related. I made a decision that I would form new neural pathways which would bypass the old ones. To achieve this I had to reinvent myself and create a new personality, hence new neural pathways. I observed the times when i didn't stammer and noted what I was doing differently and began repeating them over and over again.

    Its difficult to explain what was specifically different, except to say it was a feeling, a confident feeling. I spoke more loudly, with a slight change in the tone, almost like a forced accent. I decided to raise my head, pull my shoulders back and walk around like i had no cares in the world. I joined dance classes and kept nurtured a feeling of the world is my oyster firmly in the front of my mind. I relinquished fear.

     I'm in my forties now and 95% of the time I don't stammer. When I do, it's usually because I'm overtired or let fear back into my life. The old me is still there, I doubt it will ever go away, but it's firmly locked away. My advice to people who stammer is… reinvent yourself. The stammer in you is the broken you and you keep going down the same old neural pathways that you created many years ago that no longer serve you anymore. So, yes you are right partially. It is brain wiring, but we can change our wiring. Whenever we do something new, we create new neural pathways, new wiring.

  • NYUStern2017

    I like how she says "we". Ex: "Why do WE have it?"

  • Eduardo Alipio

    I wonder who use to stutter in my family, can't believe it genetic .

  • Mint Min

    I stutter but it is most when I have to talk or get anxious. is that normal? or common?

  • Khadidiatou.

    My stuttering was never really bad. It started out with certain letters when i was little, then it became certain word, sentences and phrases. During middle school it started to get better and it just came randomly during me talking and rarely occurred. Now that im a freshman in high school 'I've realized I rarely do. I dont know why this is any theories?? Maybe its because i read more or talk to myself constantly or i just "grew out of it". I still have my days where I just cant talk but i dont stay on it for like a minute anymore its a short stutter and i just start again.

  • Jasmine Michelle

    I have a really bad stutter and my parents don't believe it's serious but at night I pick a sentence and I try to say it over and over again but as I can't do it I pull out my hair I also have someone speak for me in class I have never ever recovered from it you can not recover from it…. it doesn't help when I also have ocd where I have to tap walks after I go past them and also with light switches after I pass them I have to turn it off and on over again and again and I since I have a p.o box I don't get mail thrue a mailbox but still every Sunday I have to go check my mailbox at least 10 times before I absolute know that there is no mail in there.

    these things are hard to have and please does anybody else have these along with washing my hands till they bleed at least some body tell me I'm not alone.


    my crush aidan studders and i came here because i wanna know more about it

  • Manman Terry

    I have been bullied lots of times but i don't care what others think. I don't usually read that much because of my stuttering, i get nervous a lot of times if i'm reading to a lot of people and i begin to stutter. I go to speech and they have demonstrate lots of methods to stop my stuttering, but none have worked for me.It came to the point where i started to think suicidal and gave'ed up and try'ed a different way to communicate with people. But its started to get better as i looked up more information online to stop it.

  • Hol M

    Having this makes me feel like im trapped in a shell, im 30 now and my stuttering has gotten worse. I have no friends, no relationship, no future because of this and im upset and sad that i was never meant to have a normal life

  • Gurpal Sanghera

    I don't stutter at all when I am alone. I stutter 5-10% around family/friends but then this shoots up to like 40% at work/on the phone. I don't get stuck on works like, "m..m..morning" but instead I just won't be able to talk for a moment (I get blocked and it's like my voice has to reset itself and if this happens whilst I am talking to someone I end up having to look away which I feel is so awkward). I really wish that I didn't stutter! 🙁 I find words starting with "m" and the number 3 so difficult to say. However sometimes I am really fluent and when that happens I feel so happy and normal. I really wish that I didnt have to deal with this 🙁

  • Natalie Allardyce

    I feel like my experience is different than most. I stuttered severely-moderately from age 4-11, then stopped completely from 12-19, but then it came back in a mild form and I still have it to this day (I'm 24.) I wish I could go back to my teenage years of not stuttering but I can't seem to do it.

  • Rise4justice

    my stuttering is on and off, I can go from smooth speech to moderate stutter sometimes just choke on a word look like a idiot.

  • Ambiguouslyalex

    How often does late stutter development occur? Could you become a stutter as a teenager, or even an adult?

  • Vincent Khang

    Omg! Thank you so much. You just got a new Subscriber :D. This will greatly help me.

  • Winona Wu

    So anxiety and stress don't cause stutter? I thought my stutter mainly caused by them. It developed when I was in high school. I stutter 5% in daily conversation but when I have to give speech or presentation then it will turn really bad.

  • Abort It :D

    I can sing and read something without stuttering but when I don't have eny thing to read off of and I'm just telling a story then I stutter a lot and when I do stutter my everyone just stops paying attention to me so I don't talk to people what's the point if there not going to listen

  • Sabi Sabir

    You are talking sooo Smoothly.I think I am Jealous.Good work.Keep it up

  • J Olisa

    This really helped!! New subbie!!!

  • Zack Lonsdale

    I have found that if I stutter if I just stop and take a breath or think about what I am going to say when I try again I rarely stutter

  • Cheetah -

    I'm 10 And I still stutter

  • Wislo Fevrier

    When ever im talking to someone i forget that one word i was going to say.

  • CandyCandy

    reading out loud doesn't help..its.a.neurological problem. similar to like a tick

  • Skullcrossbone s

    I have high stress so I have a stutter. I'm 12

  • Amyrissa Wyse

    I am in my 20s and I started stuttering (I think) I will forget how to pronounce a word during the middle of the word in my conversation (and sometimes the meaning of the word too)

  • Slkjess

    I started stuttering after receiving a concussion playing football. 😢it sucks but my stutter isn't as bad as a lot of the people that stutter that I see.

  • Purlix

    I extend my words

  • Kaylascovers

    Iv been studdering since I was 4 I really need help

  • Afshag Saleem

    even the word "stuttering" got me stuttered asf. ughhh

  • Min /

    you shouldn't be shy of stuttering or public speaking.if they make fun of you then fuck em and I stutter but idc

  • Supreme

    Is there any kind legal prescribed drug to help with public speaking?
    Like something that will calm the nerves.

  • Amwaj Sabri

    Im 11 and i started stuttering at age like 8 or 7 and im 11 know but i still studder but this really helped me can you plz do another videos thanks

  • CindyN Cole

    THANK YOU FOR THIS VIDEO! REALLY HELPFUL ! sometimes when I try to speak slow it kinda help not to stutter so much!

  • furstenfeldbruck

    It didn't work :c

  • Allen P

    Try rephrasing what your about to say like at a restaurant you can try "I'll have…" or "I think I'll have" or "I'm going to go with…" or "Hmmm… I'll have the tacos." My point is to try making it up as you go and take your time.

  • Yaiden Dol

    People ask me why I'm so quiet

    Me: Because I st-st-stu-stutte-stutter
    But in all seriousness I really do stutter

  • Madison Doyle

    I'm in my (very) early teens and I'm starting to stutter. I've noticed it started around two weeks ago, a day or two after I had a (suspected) concussion. It started off not too bad but it's become more noticeable. But it started getting worse and although I know it's not bad it is worse than it was a couple of weeks ago. It's as if in my head there is a person pressing pause, play and rewind with my speech and I'm sitting next to them. I can anticipate or suspect what will happen next but I have minimal control over it. If I really tried I could but in and make the sentence smooth but it's tiring and a lot of effort and sometimes doesn't work. I was speaking with my friends the other day about diabetes and I went to say 'the diabetes'. But instead I said 'the d-d-d-d-d'. I tried again and again but the same thing happened. I could say 'the' I could say 'diabetes' but no matter how hard I tried it would not work together. I stopped and refocused myself and really tried on saying it clearly. Butttttt 'the d-d-d-d-d' was all that would come out. After a while I could eventually say 'the diabetes' and I can clearly say it now. At home I barely stutter and if so it's very minor and no one notices. But at school I stutter let's say an average of 1-3 times a sentence depending on who I'm with, what I'm saying and the situation I'm in. Sometimes I don't stutter in a sentence and sometimes I stutter on almost every word. I haven't seen anyone about it or been recognised as a person with a stutter yet but considering it started two weeks ago and it has gotten pretty far I think it's only a matter of time before someone does. I can stutter 1-5 times on a word and I also just repeat my words (like a stutter but with the whole word).

  • Stega

    Mental help? jeez

  • Smoke Gaming Channel

    i dont stutter much and u wouldnt notice but theres worlds like im afraid to speak out aometimes like when i take commute when i say "para" i stutter hahaha and i use different words ao i could make the driver stop its just annoying haha

  • Jessica Farmer

    I hate my primary school teach because I have the stutter trying to say I and she said 'come on stop messing about' like if u this this is sad

  • Jessica Farmer

    I've had it since i was 3 all the way to 11 I am 11

  • Shay Grice

    Thank you so much, Im in school for nursing and Ive struggled with stuttering my whole life. Sometimes I feel like giving up, this video gave me hope.

  • Ajay Khanna

    i have a stuttering problem from my childhood……..when im alone speaking i never stutter but when im in public i stutter on few words…i think my stuttering is due to my low confidence…so wht should i do to stop it??..plz reply me

  • Rob B.

    I am still a stutterer, but hypnosis helped me a lot. I learned to take my time in speaking. I use a lot of "ah", and other words that slow my stuttering down. Give it a try if you haven't tried it.

  • Joseph Blocker

    I realized I stutter like hell when my self esteem is low. For example, on days where I feel sad or depressed over something I cant seem to get a word out of my mouth without stuttering. On days when I feel like im the shit, I can talk normally

  • Shirin Md

    Joseph Biden used to stutter! :O lol then I'm ok i think haha

  • rockincountry 96

    I stutter cause I rolled a car

  • Trevell Grant

    Thank You!

  • Angelo Alangco

    i remember one time when i was in 3rd grade i have fluency disorder i can't pronounce r and s so when the teacher ask me what is the answer i said three but they heard tea and i'm like wtf i heard three and said three idk if it is me since i can hear myself say the right word but when it comes out there's a different sound formed so after that i recite less in class plus i also stutter

  • carlo baggio

    I've stuttered for more than 20 years and it's getting better now. There's a book called the valsalva hypothesis that teaches you a breathing technique along with learning to phonate all the vowel sounds. I always struggled with b and d words growing up. I eventually give up trying to say them and would change the word completely. Now I know it's not the beginning letter of a word i struggle with but with the vowel sound that comes after. My problem vowel sound was the ehhh sound. it was a game changer for me. I now understand that stuttering is not fluency or articulation issue as most stutters can mouth words silently to themselves but a voice problem. Hope This makes sense.


    My sister has a proper stutter, I only stutter on the words: the, In and I. it gets annoying as they are very common words, but. The way I over come it is I find another word to replace it, for example I would be swapped with Myself, it's a bit wired but it words

  • Labatail Days

    i stutter to

  • Allen P

    Thank you so much for talking about this.

  • Drust Taib

    good explanation subscribe+ like+

  • Prashant vikram singh

    I am really upset.. Is we can cure it permanently? I mainly face this problems during stressful situations or in case of fear only.. Plz help me..

  • Zhihao Ju

    I think i am not shy too.Just afraid to speak.
    Too much miserable memories.
    It did take damage to your personality and cognition ability if others keeping laughing at you and nobody understands you.
    I just want to give a hug to whoever have the problem.
    Hope you get out of this suck thing sooner.

  • Jermaine Jones

    I don't know why but, I don't feel as bad as I use to about stuttering, I feel special for some reason, like its a interesting challenge, and people can't take nothing from me because they can't except it. I do only what I need to do and that makes me feel good weather it works out or not

  • nedErlands

    I speak 3 languages and I stutter in my 2nd one.

  • Beuk 17

    I'm 36 and I have been stuttering since I was about 7 years old. My tips are endless. One of them, which helps me a lot, is pushing the focus on something else while speaking. So for example, while ordering in a restaurant, point at the line or picture of the dish you want to the waiter. Or make hand gestures so the person you are talking to gets detracted by your hands and isn't so clearly focused on your stutter. (that last one is mostly in your own head. Most people are very patient and won't care so much.)
    My second tip is for dealing with your own embarrasment. I have a very outgoing personality, well sometimes I do, and it definitely helps me change the way I want people to see me. For example, after a very stressful situation in a group, like go around introductions (dreadful) in which I stutter the most and I will feel very embarrassed about, I'm often very scared of leaving a negative opinion about me, like dumb or slow or whatever. After that, I make a joke or answer or ask a question. I'll show them I AM capable of doing (what has to be done) and being (responsible or whatever).

    I hope that'll helps someone. Remember, your only job is just being you. Other people's opinions don't matter that much in the big plan.

  • Mohamed

    I developed stuttering when I was 10 almost 11.

  • Mon Santiago

    I am suggesting try to speak out loud it works believe me.

  • Chris Florida

    Damn it I only have one life to live and I'm suffering with this stuttering crap. God help us all..

  • Amir Bajrami

    Cheers for this, been searching for "how to stuttering" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Rincaas Stammify Blocker – (just google it ) ? Ive heard some decent things about it and my neighbour got excellent results with it.

  • Sanja Sanjic

    This is just superb, I have been researching "how to avoid stammer" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about – Rincaas Stammify Blocker – (just google it ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my work buddy got cool success with it.

  • David Stojadinovic

    Just wonderful, been searching for "michael williams how to stop stuttering" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about – Rincaas Stammify Blocker – (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my work buddy got amazing success with it.

  • Pedro Alb

    Winner of a video, I been tryin to find out about "stuttering pull out example" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of – Rincaas Stammify Blocker – (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my co-worker got excellent success with it.

  • Willian Smithonson

    Many thanks, I have been researching "can you develop a stuttering problem" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about – Rincaas Stammify Blocker – (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my m8 got amazing results with it.

  • Maurizio Cormio

    Thank you Kati for this, I appreciate it!

  • Anna Deeter

    The fact that YOU do not know why people stutter does not indicate the answer does not exist. Have you read the book SPEECH IS A SKILL, by Anna Deeter? Google it. Learn.

  • Magnus Ekström

    I have a stutter that started/ I noticed at 18ish, mostly if I'm tense/nervous or in noisy environments. A friend of mine got the best reaction. He grabs my shoulders and tells me to calm down. It gives me time to stop, calm down and start over and he won't interrupt until I'm done.

  • Tatjana Dimitrijevic

    This was great, thanks, I've been looking for "my stuttering problem" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Rincaas Stammify Blocker – (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some super things about it and my mate got excellent results with it.

  • Oh yeah

    Is stuttering a form of Tourettes ?

  • Sabrina Pisa

    Hey I like a guy who have it can he reading what I writing or it be far for he because he have it?

  • csmith80

    I stutter….nothing helps it. Seriously.

  • Ron Pierce

    I'm 40 years old and have stuttered my entire life. I've been suspended from school, given failing grades all because of my stuttering… More specifically my violent or disruptive behaviors in response to snide comments or giggles.
    One of the worst things I hate about stuttering is the fact that I can tell when I'm going to stutter before I even say a word. I'll rearrange words in my sentence to help myself from stuttering…most of the time that means adding a short word here or there.
    As far as I can explain how stuttering feels it's almost an involuntary muscle spasm out of the blue. Sometimes I'll get stuck on a sound and it's actually hard to stop the "rhythmic" sound! I can't put every single feeling of stuttering into words… Some are different than others… Some letters are worse than others. For me it's S, Wh, and T sounds.
    In my 40 years I've developed some intense feeling on how stuttering is portrayed in movies or theater. I don't care how good the actor is, I can spot a fake a mile away. It's hard to act what stuttering feels like…In a different video a guy said its like a panic attack out of nowhere and he's absolutely right! Sometimes I'll just interrupt a word I'm trying to say and yell some version of an"F Bomb" and start over. Obviously that's bad in many circumstances haha!
    Go out and ask people who stutter questions and I have no doubt you'll catch on to things each person has done to their own speech patterns to avoid stuttering.
    I could keep going but my comment is already reaching that tldr threshold….. Uggh

  • Tati and Dana

    My stutter came out of no where. I some up one day not being able to let my thoughts out fluently

  • Buom tut

    did you ever heard of that product called kill your stutter

  • Tiago Pereira

    Why practicing in front of the mirror?

  • Mohammed Salh

    Thank you I hop it work

  • iksroney

    My papa developed a stutter when I was born, so when I learned to talk, I learned to talk stuttering. All my friends, classmates, and teachers know I stutter. Some of my friends are starting to stutter. And someone keeps taking my pencil or pen I have out and then run around the room. The other day this happened.
    Friend: takes pen/pencil
    Me: give it b-b- back!
    Me: give m-m-m-m-m-m-m- my pencil back!
    Friend: it sounded like a rap. M-m-m-m my.

  • T.F.A. Quist

    you have given me the hope i needed to help my child who is in this situation. thank you am glade i clicked on this video.

  • Coralinezy Jones

    i was talking to my mom over some random topic and i suddenly sounded like i was doing rap cause i said it so fast 😂😂 i was frustrated and laughing at the same time

  • Anirudh Silai

    I was actually rejected from a couple of sales/consulting related jobs for stuttering

  • Leslie Sanchez

    My stutter was really bad when I was younger . I’m now 26 and my stutter has gotten a lot better but I do stutter the most when I have to make a call or someone calls me . I hate talking on the phone 😩 I just get stuck as if the words don’t want to come out and it gets really frustrating. Especially if I think about stuttering I stutter more lol.

  • nemesisgenius

    I've had a stuttering problem for 20 years now since my late 20's and it's gotten worse, especially when I'm nervous or angry, I can't get the words out. I stutter a lot with a lot of Uh uh, um, you know, you know. However, when I sing, I don't stutter at all. Kind of like the way it was with Mel Tillis.

  • Kung Lao

    The childhood development theory makes sense to me. Over the years I've realized that my brain is not wired to do things the way other people do it. I have a natural inclination to reject whatever is the norm. I have my own unique spin on pretty much everything I do. Even the way I type was so unique it freaked out one of my teachers. So its no wonder my brain developed its own incorrect way of speaking when I was little rather than accept what others were doing.

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