A Self-Help Strategy for Defeating Stuttering Blocks by Valsalva Control
Excerpts from a workshop on Valsalva Control Therapy for Stuttering presented at
the National Stuttering Association’s Annual Conference and Research Symposium -Scottsdale,
Arizona, July 2009. by
Part 1: The Kind of Stuttering This Workshop Is About; Introduction to Normal Speech. Part 2: The Valsalva Mechanism; The Valsalva Hypothesis. Part 3: Neuromotor Tuning; The Valsalva-Stuttering Cycle Part 4: The Valsalva-Stuttering Cycle’s Relevance to Therapies; Introduction to Valsalva Control. Part 5: Valsalva Control Exercises; The Fluency Cycle Part 6 (Conclusion): Voluntary Valsalva Exercise; Discussion.
Last revised: 9/13/2009
This presentation describes a promising, but still experimental approach to stuttering
therapy. It is not intended to be a substitute for individual diagnosis and treatment
by a qualified speech-language pathologist or other appropriate medical specialist.