The Online Course

Orchestral Speech

Our new Fluency Shaping Technique

Fluency shaping techniques are techniques that temporarily suppress the symptoms of stammering. They are particularly useful in situations where it is important not to stammer. When employed properly they result in an immediate substantial reduction in your tendency to block and to stammer.

Although they reduce stammering, most traditional fluency shaping techniques take quite a lot of effort to employ and they sound quite unnatural. Aware of this problem, the Stammering Self-Empowerment Programme has developed a new fluency shaping technique called “Orchestral Speech” which does not sound so unnatural and which one can feel more comfortable employing in real-life speaking situations.

To get a fuller grasp of what Orchestral Speech involves and how it works, listen to the following slideshow

The link below contains a transcript of the slideshow, and also some extra detail…

Orchestral Speech: A technique for when you really need to be fluent

Then, if you would like to give Orchestral Speech a try, start to work your way through the Orchestral Speech practical exercises by following the links at the bottom of this page

Note that the questions and answers page of this module contains answers to some of the more frequent questions that students have asked. There is also an email link on that page, through which you can contact us with any questions.

If you would like to know more about the theory behind Fluency Shaping approaches and Orchestral Speech and how Orchestral Speech was developed, there are some more slideshows on this in the Theoretical module (under the “Speech therapy for Stammering” tab).