Stuttering treatments have made leaps and bounds, moving from psychotherapy as treatment for supposed deep-rooted trauma responsible for stuttering to recognizing that stuttering is a biological construct all its own. New research has shown that not only does stuttering have a very strong genetic component, there are actually specific genes related to stuttering.
Eventually, this understanding may help improve diagnosis, treatment, and even medication specifically made for helping those with a stuttering problem. At present, however, a cure, if forthcoming is still many years away. Speech therapy techniques, such as modifying phonation intervals (MPI) and self monitoring therapy are often very effective, especially when caught early allowing for childhood intervention.
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