17 Apr 2014
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is a supplement that many people who stutter are talking about online, but leading researchers and speech-language pathologists are very careful and skeptical about its use. While taking thiamine to treat stuttering may be touted in some blogs and on social media, it is not touted in our journals or encouraged by leading researchers.
On today’s episodes, Paul Brocklehurst joins Peter Reitzes to offer a thoughtful and balanced discussion on vitamin B1 (thiamine) and stuttering.
PAUL BROCKLEHURST, PhD is is a person who stutters and is currently working as a director of the Stammering Self-Empowerment Programme, a UK based, not-for-profit organisation that runs educational courses for people who stutter. Dr. Brocklehurst is primarily a researcher, with a background is in Psycholinguistics. His special interest is in relationship between stuttering and speech errors.