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"Dismantling the 'Brick Wall' of Stuttering," by William D. Parry, CCC-SLP 

William Parry's paper presented as part of the International Stuttering Association's 2013 International Stuttering Awareness Day On-Line Conference.

The Valsalva-Stuttering System: Beliefs, Intention and Effort, by William D. Parry, CCC-SLP.

Stuttering Blocks and the "Speech Alarm System," by William D. Parry, CCC-SLP.  

The Neurological Triggering of Stuttering Blocks, by William D. Parry, CCC-SLP.  

Stuttering and the Valsalva Mechanism: Introduction, by William D. Parry.

Why is stuttering usually worst when the words are most important? This article shows how a natural bodily function - the Valsalva mechanism - may turn our efforts to speak into the very blocks we are trying so hard to avoid. This introductory article is based on Bill Parry's presentation to the 1995 World Congress for People Who Stutter in Linköping, Sweden.

Reducing Stuttering Blocks by Controlling the Body's Valsalva Mechanism, by William D. Parry, CCC-SLP.

Results of Bill Parry's first clinical study of Valsalva Control Therapy, presented at the International Stuttering Association 9th World Congress for People Who Stutter, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2011.  

Phonation and Valsalva-Stuttering Blocks, by William D. Parry, CCC-SLP.  

Detrimental Self-Talk and Stuttering - A Flow Chart, by William D. Parry, CCC-SLP. 

Diagnosing Valsalva Stuttering: Suggested Criteria, by William D. Parry, CCC-SLP.

Stuttering and the Valsalva Mechanism: A Hypothesis in Need of Investigation, by William D. Parry in Dec. 1985 issue of Journal of Fluency Disorders.

Being Your Own Best Advocate, by William D. Parry, Esq. - based on a pamphlet previously published by the National Stuttering Association while Bill Parry was a member of its Board of Directors and Chair of its Advocacy Committee.

Stuttering as a Disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, by William D. Parry, Esq.

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