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How does a speech pathologist help with stuttering?

A speech pathologist can help with stuttering by detecting both the frequency of stuttering as well as the type of words a person stutters with. The speech pathologist is also trained to recognized coping behaviors that the person utilizes when a stutter is encountered. Frequent treatments include training patients to control and monitor speech rate and breathing, and utilizing short phrases and sentences. Frequently, people are able to improve upon this with increased rate of speech and longer phrases and sentences.

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