Paperback, 306 pages
This book sheds new light on virtually every aspect of stuttering behavior – its causes, its variability, and its many forms of treatment. Finally, it outlines a comprehensive self-help program based on Valsalva Stuttering Therapy, aimed at relaxing the Valsalva mechanism, eliminating blocks, freeing your inherent fluency, and allowing you to speak in an easy, effortless, and natural way.
The Revised and Expanded Third Edition contains many new insights and exercises, developed through actual clinical experience, experimentation, and practice-based evidence, involving the participation of dozens of persons who stutter from all over the world.
Lucid, easy-to-read, You learn to see your stuttering in an entirely new light. His book is essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of his or her own stuttering. It’s also a must for the speech pathologist looking for a keener understanding of the hidden dynamics behind the stuttering block. John C. Harrison C Review of the previous edition in Letting Go
“[The Valsalva Hypothesis] is of potentially significant scientific value in explaining the nature of stuttering behavior . . .” (J. David Williams, Ph.D, Northern Illinois University.)
About the Author . . .
William D. Parry, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who previously overcame his own stuttering through Valsalva Control, enabling him to become a successful trial lawyer. He is the founder and long-time leader of the Philadelphia Area Chapter of the National Stuttering Association, has served on the NSA’s board of directors, and has presented workshops on the Valsalva Hypothesis throughout the United States and internationally.