Monday, July 13, 2009

Don't Stop therapy too soon!!!!

Recently, I have had the great pleasure of seeing many of my patients display surges in fluency. How wonderful, but BEWARE! Many people stop therapy as soon as fluency sets in. This is dangerous!! Don't be fooled by fluency. As your confidence rises, often fluency will too. My job is to help you realize that you have fluency with control. My advice-stick to it and continue therapy. Slowly wean off into a maintance stage. Remember I am always here for you for encouragment and support.


Rob said...

Lori, good comments. I have taken therapy at ISTAR in Edmonton. It was really great. But, the problem with therapy is that it's like knocking over a pop machine. You can't knock over a pop machine on the first push, you have to rock it back and forth a few times.
Same with stuttering therapy. The first time you go to therapy, then leave that environment, it's very difficult to continue what you learned. You have to go back a few times before it sticks.

Lori Melnitsky said...

Thanks for your comments. I totally agree. I went back for many refreshers courses before it "stuck". I have heard about ISTAR and am trying to develop an intensive therapy program for adults. I hope you will continue to read my blog. Lori