‘Stutterers who want to speak fluently should learn to stutter well.’
I came across this great quote in the notes of a lecture delivered by Andreas Starke, a speech and language pathologist. I’m not sure who first said it but, as Andreas notes, it sums up the approaches of individuals such as Charles Van Riper. It also ties in nicely with some of the ideas I discussed in my previous post about Ellen-Marie Silverman’s book on stuttering and mindfulness.
You can find the notes on his lecture, entitled ‘Zen and the Art of Stuttering Therapy’, here.