Video Modeling May Be Effective for Stuttering
[Source: Medical News Today]
Fly fishing isn’t just a hobby for Tim Sesink, it’s a passion. And it comes through in his voice when talking about the complex set of variables–water speed, temperature and wind–that come into play when letting a cast fly.
The words flow fast and smooth, which is no small feat for someone who has stuttered since the age of four and endured teasing and bullying most of his life.
“For a long time, it brought a deep sense of shame into my life that I had this speech struggle that I couldn’t get over,” he says.
Getting over it was important, especially given Sesink’s calling as a full-time pastor, a role that requires extensive communication skills. He took action by undergoing intensive treatment at the University of Alberta’s Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR), and now that he’s achieved remarkable results he is working hard to maintain his fluency.
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