Acceptance and Commitment

We have received a link from Vivek (Pune). It is an interesting article. Here is the “soul” of it:
“..The fact that all participants appeared to benefit from this study’s
combination of treatment focused on speech management and treatment
focused on acceptance of speaking differences also speaks to another
important debate within the field of fluency disorders.
Specifically, it
might seem paradoxical for clinicians to work toward helping clients
modify disfluent speech behaviors to increase fluency while
simultaneously helping them increase their acceptance of such behaviors.
Throughout the history of the field, various practitioners have debated
the relative merits of treatments focused on acceptance versus treatments focused on modification (for a historical review, see Bloodstein, 1993, Bloodstein & Bernstein Ratner, 2008; for a recent discussion, see Nippold, 2011 and Yaruss et al., 2012).
Results from this study clearly demonstrate that it is possible for
individuals who stutter to work toward both of these goals
simultaneously and that the results of treatment aimed at acceptance and
modification can complement one another. The result is that speakers
can speak more fluently and communicate more effectively, all while
living their lives with a greater sense of acceptance and a reduced
burden from their disorder. Thus, such treatment can result in improved
psychosocial functioning as well as improved speech fluency and
communication…”
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  1. admin 5 years ago

    …… and that the results of treatment aimed at acceptance and modification can complement one another. The result is that speakers can speak more fluently and communicate more effectively".
    i think this needs to be pondered upon for the better approach towards stammering,because personally i believe that 'modification' and 'acceptance' both has role in our life as acceptance gives us the endurance to be free towards any consequences of the 'modification efforts'

  2. admin 5 years ago

    I fully agree with this post. "Acceptance" will give total freedom to a pws to overcome from fear,shame,depression and other problems related to stammering. But for getting a good job and getting married, certain kind of "Treatment" & "Techniques" are required to achieve some degree of fluency.

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