Stammering Its Cause and Cure by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue (1929) eBook 2009 by STIR (Warning: No single #stammer “cure”) #SLTFreeCPD


This publication does not reflect 21st Century understanding of how a qualified speech therapist who is accountable to a professional body would manage stammering.

It is not considered possible to cure a stammer (stutter), in the accepted medical sense of the word (BSA, 2006). The word ‘cure’ never appears in the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ Clinical Guidelines (RCSLT, 2005). With respect to stammering the College notes that, “Some clients retain a life-long vulnerability to fluency disruption and so may require repeated episodes of care at different stages in their lives” (RCSLT, 2005:74).


BSA (2006) Is There a Cure for Stammering? British Stammering Association [WWW] 16.12.2009.

RCSLT (2005) Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Clinical Guidelines Bicester: Speechmark Publishing Ltd.

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Stammering Its Cause and Cure by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue

Stammering: Its Cause and Cure Stammering
Originally published in 1929 Download eBook
A Chronic Stammerer for Almost Twenty Years; Originator of the Bogue Unit Method of Restoring Perfect Speech; Founder of the Bogue Institute for Stammerers and Editor of the “Emancipator,” a magazine devoted to the Interests of Perfect Speech.

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