The Freedom of Fluency is a program divided into two basic components: a motor-training component and a mental-shift component. According to the author, helping chronic stuttering clients learn fluent speech patterns is not enough. Long-term change requires changing perceptions and attitudes that may be interfering with progress in therapy.
Description of Goals and Activities
Phase 1: Motor Skill Training
Unit 1: Fluency Targets
Targets deliberate phonation, normal breathing, and easy stretch.
Unit 2: Self-Monitoring
Teaches use of clenched-fist signal, finger-thumb signal, and pressure signal.
Phase 2: Cognitive and Self-Instructional Strategies