If you are a person who
stutters (stammers), do words sometimes feel like they contain "brick
walls," even before you try to say them? Do you force on initial consonants
when trying to get out the word?
Do you sometimes choke on words that start with
Do your blocks
often get stronger the harder you try to push through them?
Are you able to speak fluently
the time, but find yourself blocking on words when speech is most
introducing yourself, ordering in a restaurant, or
talking on the phone or to groups or to authority figures)?
generally fluent when you mouth words
when you whisper,
and when you sing?
Have you tried various stuttering
therapies and fluency-shaping techniques in an effort to stop stuttering, but
found them to be unnatural-sounding, distracting, hard to maintain, and totally
ineffective when you really need them?
Are you reluctant to spend thousands of
dollars on stuttering therapy programs or electronic fluency devices that may
not really be the "stuttering cure" you were hoping for?
Valsalva Stuttering Therapy
may provide the answers you are looking for.
It offers a
practical new way to reduce stuttering blocks and enjoy easier, less effortful speech without drugs, electronic devices,
or unnatural-sounding speaking techniques.
William D. Parry, M.A., CCC-SLP
I have personally known the agony of stuttering blocks for much of my life. After many
therapies failed to help me stop blocking on words, I discovered a new approach
that dramatically increased my fluency and enabled me to become a
successful trial lawyer.
Since 1985, I have been intensely involved in the stuttering self-help movement, leading support group meetings for people who stutter
for more than 15 years, serving on the Board of Directors of the
National Stuttering Association (U.S.), and presenting workshops at national and
international conferences. To further my goal
of helping those who stutter, I obtained a graduate degree in
speech-language pathology and became a licensed and ASHA-certified
speech-language pathologist in 2010.
Valsalva Stuttering Therapy, in its current
form, has been developed through actual personal and clinical experience,
experimentation, and practice-based evidence, involving the participation
of more than 250 persons who stutter from all over the world.
I offer Valsalva Stuttering Therapy by video conferencing over the Internet
(depending on your location and
subject to applicable law).
Free consultations are
offered to persons interested in therapy.
E-mail me at
for further information.
Copyright © 2021 by William D. Parry
Last revised: 10/19/2021