Stuttering as a form of therapy has been successful for many famous actors. See my interview to find out who they are and why it works.
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After his interview with Emily Blunt who speaks about her stuttering, Sandy Kenyon became intrigued about how dramatics can help stutterers. He reached out to me to explain the nature of stuttering and why it can be an effective therapy tool.
In the interview Sandy and I discuss how Marilyn Monroe used her “sexy” voice as a form of breath control. The key for many stutterers is breath control: specifically, “airflow technique” in conjunction with “easy onset” of breath.
Many actors including James Earl Jones, Emily Blunt and Marilyn Monroe found relief for their stuttering through dramatics. Being given a “role”, a new persona, allows them to become a person without a history of stuttering, as well as a written text they can mark for breaths, which is critical for stutterers. An actor can rehearse these lines and achieve smooth, fluent speech.
Throughout more than 30 years of practice, I have worked with stutterers of all ages, children as well as adults,. If you would like to see more articles I’ve written about stuttering click on these links:
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