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Personal construct therapy
Personal Construct Therapy was first used with people who stammer by Fransella in the late 60s and early 70s. This theory became popular with speech and language therapists because if offers a framework for understanding why changing behaviour can be difficult, even when the person is highly motivated to make the change. Personal Construct Therapy helps the client and therapist understand the psychological effects that stammering has upon the client's life. Through careful self-exploration and experimentation, the client works to increase fluency and develop a more positive attitude towards any stammering that remains.
Personal Construct Therapy has been found helpful in combination with other stammering therapy approaches, and for those who are very distressed by relatively mild stammering. This approach is used widely by speech and language therapists throughout the UK.
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