North Palm Beach, FL – Every person has the same purpose: self-expression. The most effective way to express ourselves is through words. But according to the Stuttering Foundation, more than 70 million people worldwide stutter, about one percent of the population. In the United States, that's over 3 million Americans who stutter.
Anna Deeter is a speech educator and the founder of Live Stutter Free.
“When people come to me I don't just teach them to speak,” says Deeter. “The outcome of my study course is people learn how to live their life, because speech is the foundation for everything. Every single word is a program for action."
Deeter is not a speech pathologist. At least not anymore. After years of practicing conventional speech therapy, she had a revelation that administration of any type of therapy for developing an adequate speech skill is completely wrong.
“Speech is a skill,” says Deeter. “We don't need medical professionals to get involved in this process. We need educators and teachers.”
Today, Deeter is a pioneer for a brand-new approach: speech education.
Just like writing, speaking is the form of verbal self-expression. “One word at a time” is the simple rule for both these forms of self-expression.
“Every person who stutters keeps looking for the cure, which doesn't exist for a simple reason: there is no disease,” says Deeter. “So the very first step is to realize that you're not sick, that you don't have a disease. If you want to normalize your speech, you should simply learn and follow the norms.”
For more information on Live Stutter Free, visit https://www.livestutterfree.com
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