Live Stutter Free

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Advice For People Living With Stutters

Every person has the same purpose: self-expression. The most effective way to express ourselves is through words. But according to the Stuttering Foundation, close to 80 million people worldwide stutter, about one percent of the population. In the United States, that's way over 3 million Americans who stutter. Anna Deeter is a speech educator licensed by the Speech Academie Etalon International By R.A.Snezhko nonprofit and the founder of Live Stutter Free. Deeter is NOT a speech pathologist. At least, 
not anymore. After years of practicing conventional speech therapy in two countries and two languages, she had a revelation that administration of any type of therapy for developing an adequate speech skill is not just wrong, but extremely harmful.


“Speech is a skill,” says Deeter. “We don’t need medical professionals to get involved in this process. We need speech educators, teachers.”

Today, Deeter is a pioneer for a brand-new approach: Etalon speech education. Just like writing, speaking is the form of verbal self-expression. Written or spoken, each word carries one unique meaning. Only one whole word! It is simply impossible to write or say more than one word at the same time. Those who attempt to do so always “stutter” in writing or in speaking. “One word at a time” is the simple rule for both these forms of self-expression. You know it well from school for writing, but not for speaking.”

Deeter says in her observation, most people are stutterers. They make speech mistakes. But when a young child begins learning to speak and makes his first natural mistakes, speech therapists call it a mysterious “speech fluency disorder that requires a cure”. Instead of increasing the child’s exposure to THE WHOLE WORD and boosting his experience of saying it entirely, they begin teaching him all kinds of techniques, tricks, and methods of breaking THE WORD in parts. By doing so, they violate the natural learning process and block an adequate speech development of this child. In reality, normal speakers never use any techniques, tips, tricks, methods and strategies.
Deeter specializes in the Etalon Speech, where Etalon stands for natural norms of physiology. She first unblocks her students and then, teaches them to speak according to these norms. Liberated from all these blocks that restricted their freedom to speak normally, each of her students stop stuttering in only 3-days of the Etalon Speech Gymnastics.
“Every person who stutters is looking for a cure that doesn’t exist for the simple reason that there is no illness,” says Deeter. “So the very first step is to realize that you’re not sick, that you don’t have any sickness. You are simply restricted with some blocks invisible to you and other ordinary people. If you want to normalize your speech, you should first get unblocked, then, without any limiters, learn and begin to easily follow the norms.”
Deeter says speech education should become a mandatory subject in every school curriculum. She has helped hundreds of students with severe stuttering and claims she only needs three days to unblock and guide any stutterer to become a normal speaker.
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