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Relaxation helps stuttering

Learning relaxation techniques can help those who stutter. A Stutterer's Story, written by Fred Murray and published by the Stuttering Foundation of America, states "...relaxation...is always conducive to fluency. Furthermore, the isolated and protected nature of almost every therapy situation encourages a kind of relaxation which is characterized by diminishing fear. This is probably the major reason why the proponents of so many stuttering therapies can point to a fast initial decrease in stuttering - stuttering is dramatically increased by fear."

The fear of having to stand up in front of class, or read aloud in front of snickering classmates is known to many a stutterer. Worrying about a presentation can make one physically sick, and some teachers and classmates are no help as they have no idea what it is like to stutter.