Stuttering: Responding to the Loss of Control

Dr. Ryan Pollard joins Dr. Christopher Constantino to discuss the frustration and confusion of the loss of control caused by stuttering. 

They cover a wide range of topics including what prevents us from allowing ourselves to stutter, making the stuttering experience “less bad” and “worthwhile,” using stuttering to make connections with others, what may be gained by stuttering, and how losing control of your body robs one of agency and pokes at the integrity of the self 

Dr. Ryan Pollard is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Board Certified Specialist in Fluency at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Links: Stuttering Gain by Christopher Constantino from ISAD