Fluency and modification therapy only works if clients are motivated to makethe changes in behavior. Several cycles may be needed before lasting effectssink in.Frog “Think Sessions”:We produce activities that explicitly target a specific business problem. Wethen use various worksheets, artifacts, methods, and techniques to encourageour clients to think about their business in new ways. During a session, normalmeeting decorum is replaced with a highly focused, energized, and structuredapproach to creativity. The session can last from several hours to several days,and it demands that stakeholders reframe their understanding of their corebusiness. Through this reframing comes risk and uncertainty, but with that comesreward and insight.
Speech therapy is not one-size fits all - different and unique approaches areneeded for each person. Can’t automate and simplify therapy.Wolfgang WeinhartThere is no one absolute way to solve a graphic design problem or atypographical problem.
Certain programs may deny the importance of emotions (physiologicalreactivity) in stuttering,Michael Beirut : “I’m always conscious of the context, the history, the specificenvironment of anything that I design and what it is going to be operating
Fluency addiction, the conscious manifestation of which is popularly called“Worshipping the Fluency God”, creates impossible goals.Rob Austin, lee Devin:Artful Making: What Managers Need to Know about How Artists Work.Allowing solutions to emerge in a process of iteration, rather than trying to geteverything right the first time; accepting the lack of control in the process, andletting the improvisation engendered by uncertainty help drive the process.
No therapy focuses on the preparation of spoken content...teaching stutterersto choose wisely what they say, and focus it into a smaller, clearer message.“I believe designers should eliminate the unnecessary,” Dieter Rams says. “less,but better. Admirably radical reductionism. My aim is to omit everythingsuperfluous so that the essentail is shown to the best possible advantage.”
Intensive programs don’t have lasting results unless consistent supportis available.AIGA: Just as important, however, is the value of a community in connectingwith other designers like you, who share the same needs and uncertainties.At a time like this, when design job opportunities are more difficult to find, nodesigner should feel alone or disconnected.http://www.aiga.org/how-does-aiga-serve-emerging-designers/
Going to speech therapy may reinforce that you have a problem.Ernst Schneider : the practice of not correcting his students’ creative work onan individual basis, for fear that this would crush the creative impulse. Rather, heselected certain common mistakes to correct for the class as a whole.
Speech therapy never truly helps unless the person is able to heal themselves,almost like a self-therapy.IDEO : Design thinking is a deeply human process that taps into abilities thatwe all have but are overlooked by more conventional problem-solving practices.It relies on our ability to be intuitive, to recognize patterns, to construct ideasthat are emotionally meaningful as well as functional, and to express ourselvesthrough means beyond words or symbols.http://www.designthinkingforeducators.com/
OTHER ISSUES WITH SPEECH THERAPY FOR STUTTERERSTherapy that works fine during sessions, doesn’t work in real world situations.Need to be calm to use speech skills...when scared or stressed, people become obsessed with fearand forget techniques.Adults and teens have better results from university speech clinics, private practice clinics andintensive programs than they received in school.Most SLP have limited training and experience in treating stuttering.Stuttering treatments other than speech therapy are not as successful .Assistive Devices are not successful.Therapies that require clients to assume an accepted personality (eloquent speaker, outgoingperformer) are not good.Therapists may have a hard time working with severe stutterers.Stutterers need to know that stuttering will not result in life-threatening consequences (stutteringoriginates in the brain circuits the mediate survival reactions, fear, etc.)Physicological and emotional reactivity to stuttering can become conditioned, and though it can belessened, it can never be totally erased.Some therapists can see depression as the cause of stuttering, not the other way around.Stuttering is a subversive disorder that will tend to undermine any positive strides the client canmake in other areas.Recovered stutterers shouldn’t pass themselves off as speech therapists.