Currently, there are no medications, which can cure the disease. Several medications have been tried for stuttering, but until now, no drugs have been shown to be effective in controlling the problem. A number of treatment approaches are used for treating stuttering. Stuttering may be treated at home, with a speech-language pathologist or as part of an intensive program. In many cases, more than one treatment approach is used.
Treatment approaches for stuttering include:
Intensive treatments for adults, who stutter, include:
Treatment at a hospital or clinic: During this type of treatment, you have to attend sessions to manage stuttering with a healthcare professional from about one to four hours a week over a period of several weeks to months.
Intensive programs: According to some experts, intensive program is the most effective approach for treatment of stuttering. Intensive treatment programs are usually two to four weeks in duration and may involve 30 to 100 hours of treatment. Intensive treatment includes a combination of approaches to treat stuttering such as exercises to reduce stuttering, practice speaking in groups and learn ways to manage stress and anxiety because of stuttering.
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