The Jump Module

The Online Course

Introduction to The Jump

Our Easy Block Modification Technique

The Jump is a “block modification” technique designed to reduce the severity and the duration of the symptoms that occur during moments of stammering. And as the severity and duration of your physical symptoms reduce, your tendency to block and your fear of blocking should also reduce.

In order to be able to employ the Jump, you need to be willing to ignore any desire that you may have to hide the fact that you stammer, and you need to be able to allow yourself to stammer openly in front of other people.

Unlike traditional block modification techniques, which require a lot of self-control to employ them in real-life situations, and which slow you down quite considerably, the Jump takes very little effort to employ and does not slow you down at all. And compared to traditional block modification techniques, the Jump also sounds and feels more spontaneous and natural. It is therefore much easier to employ in real-life speaking situations.

This module starts with an introductory slide-show (see below) in which we explain the rationale behind the Jump, and provide instructions on how to employ it.

Before continuing on to the practical exercises, we recommend that you first read the following online article which provides a somewhat more detailed account of The Jump… The Jump: A powerful new technique to get out of blocks and overcome fear of stuttering

And then watch this interview in which Sanjog Sandhu speaks of his personal experiences of using the Jump

Personal experiences of using the Jump

Then, when you are ready, work your way through the practical exercises by following the links below…

Learning to use The Jump while reading aloud

How to use the Jump with words beginning with vowels

Using the Jump when reading and speaking to other people.

Make sure to read through these questions and answers about the Jump, on which are discussed issues that have arisen for people trying to employ it.

And finally, if you have already completed the module on Orchestral Speech, we strongly suggest that you now work your way through the module on how to integrate the Jump with Orchestral Speech and other techniques…

Combining the Jump with Orchestral Speech and other techniques 

The Jump Module