Contents of Home Course

 

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THE BRAIN BASIS OF STUTTERING
Stuttering’s Primary Paradox and how it tricks us

Nature versus nurture
Speech function, stuttering, and genetics
The two components of stuttering 
The case against viewing stuttering as a psychological problem or learned behavior 
Studies suggest the brain basis of stuttering
· Studies of drugs used to treat stuttering
· Studies of drugs which have caused stuttering in nonstutterers
· Brain imaging studies continue to show differences in stutterers

ABOUT NEUROPATTERNING
How this course differs from traditional fluency-shaping courses 
“Clinic fluency”
Results you can expect from the Home Course 
What is neuropatterning?
The importance of intensity
The plateau effect
Neuropatterning techniques
· Frequency
· Duration
· Intensity
Other techniques
· Easy onset
· Diaphragm breathing
Sound clip demos: Neuropatterning techniques
Classes of word sounds
Basic word sounds: Vowels
Basic word sounds: Consonants
Brain areas involved in speech function

NEUROPATTERNING SESSIONS
Introduction
Session 1: vowel sounds
Session 2: consonant sounds
Class II consonant sounds
Class II consonant sounds
Class III consonant sounds
class IV consonant sounds
Words
Session 3: Vowel sounds in words with Intensity
Session 4: Vowel sounds in words with Easy Onset
Session 5: Consonant sounds in words with Intensity
Class II consonant sounds in words
Class III consonant sounds in words
Class IV consonant sounds in words
Session 6: Consonant sounds in words with Easy Onset
Session 7: Mirror reading using easy onset
Session 8: Consonant + vowel sounds in words with Intensity
Class II consonant/vowel sounds
Class III consonant/vowel sounds
Class IV consonant/vowel sounds
Session 9: Consonant + vowel sounds in words with Easy Onset
Session 10: Mirror reading using easy onset
Multi-syllable words
Session 11: Vowel sounds in multi-syllable words with Intensity
Session 12: Vowel sounds in multi-syllable words with Easy Onset
Session 13: Mirror reading using Intensity
Session 14: Consonant sounds + vowel “uh” sound in multi-syllable words with Intensity
Session 15: Consonant sounds + vowel “uh” sound/multi-syllable words with Easy Onset
Session 16: Mirror reading
Session 17 (8b) : Consonant + vowel sounds in words with Intensity
Class II consonant /vowel sounds
Class III consonant/vowel sounds
Class IV consonant/vowel sounds
Session 18: Vowel sounds in multi-syllable words with Intensity
Session 19: Consonant sounds + vowel “uh” sound with Intensity
Class II consonant sounds
Class III consonant sounds
Class IV consonant sounds

Maintenance phase neuropatterning
Fluency tips for conversational speech
Is neuropatterning for kids?
Appendix: Consonant sound blends
1: Consonant sound blends
2: Consonant sound blends in words
3: Class III sound blends with vowel sounds in words
4: Class IV sound blends with vowel sounds in words

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