Stuttering affects the person in an integral way.
It affects his/her ability to communicate with ease and facility during the day. So it affects the ability of the person to feel free to speak in the workplace, in school, in a restaurant, and at home with family and friends. Therefore, it creates a world of discomfort for the person who stutters. Avoidance becomes common to the speaker and a world of silence develops with others becoming the voice. If your child or you stutter, it is essential to seek assistance.
Unfortunately most insurance companies do not consider this disorder medically necessary. However, the World Health Organization and American Speech and Hearing Association have stated that it is a medical necessity to intervene with therapy since the implications of stuttering can be very traumatic to the speaker.
For a more in depth view on how Jill treats stuttering and disfluency disorders, check out our recent blog.