Those Who Have Stopped Stuttering

Surveys show that people fear public speaking more than death.

Glen Croston, Ph.D., The Real Story of Risk 2012

THE SPEECH HALL OF FAME

Established in 2017

Success Stories

The longstanding view of the medical community has been that stuttering is “an incurable disease”. Ignoring the word “cure”, SAA is demonstrating in spades, via new Success Stories every month, that it IS possible to stop stuttering and to eliminate the appearance of speech disabilities – by those whose minds are open to the possibility and who are willing to work at it assiduously as long as is required, which is several months in the typical case.

It is important to note that there is a difference between stopping stuttering and the appearance of a speech disability AND fears of those conditions. Fears are very stubborn; they will fade, ever so gradually, over time. Fears do not necessitate the appearance of a speech disability. This is what SAA and its Success Stories are demonstrating, over and over, one-by-one, from PWS from all over the world. When a PWS has not stuttered or had visible signs of a speech disability for one month or more (in the opinions of the PWS and his/her SAA coach), the PWS is invited to join SAA’s Speech Hall of Fame. The PWS and SAA then agree on the wording of the Success Story, and it is published, the inducting the PWS into SAA’s Speech Hall of Fame.

As many of the SAA’s Inductees wish to protect their privacy and some even wish to remain anonymous, their positive online stuttering treatment Success Stories are not published here. For those that are published here, their last names are not used (except for SAA Founders), and no contact information is given. Regardless, many PWSS are willing to do Skype sessions with PWS; so, if you are being Skype-coached by SAA, you may be able to talk to the PWSS of your choice. As such, below, you will find a partial list of those who learned how to eliminate stuttering by using the methods in Lee’s book and by Skyping with an SAA coach. This partial list of Success Stories of the Inductees to SAA’s Speech Hall of Fame appears below.

Lee Lovett, Bermuda

From puberty to around age forty, I was a suffering stutterer. Unless you knew me then, you haven’t known me as a stutterer. In fact, by age thirty, I had become very good at hiding it from most. The irony is that, pre-teens, I spoke exceptionally well, but, after one ghastly reading-aloud instance at school, […]

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Prathusha Ravi, India

My name is Prathusha Ravi. I was born and raised in India; Mumbai is the closest big city to me. My languages are Tamil (an Indian dialect) and English. I’m 22, single and I work for company that specializes in doing computer work for the Bank of Montreal. I began stuttering around age six. As […]

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Michael, Texas

I am thrilled to be able to say that Lee’s book led to my self-cure.  My name is Michael; I am 50, live in Texas, and work as a senior leader for major oil & gas company managing a large global team.  Although I have a successful career, it has been inhibited by stuttering. As […]

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Fahad, Pakistan

I will soon graduate from medical school, and I have a richly rewarding story to tell about my lifelong stuttering. I began stuttering at age 4. I have suffered hesitations followed by extreme blocks and nagging repetitions, all compounded by facial distortions, mouth-jerking, gyrations of my eyebrows and excessive blinking. The physical contortions were even […]

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Josh Zello, Texas

My name is Josh Zello. I’m 23, and I live in San Antonio, Texas. I have been a severe stutterer, under pressure, stuttering on every word on bad days, since age 3. By profession, I teach the Christian Bible to approximately 1,000 children, and I’m studying to be a minister. About a year ago, in […]

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Annie, Pakistan

My name is Annie. My mother and uncle stutter; so, for me, it was genetic. I’m 24 now and am in the last year of medical school in Pakistan. My languages are Urdu, Punjabi and English, in that order. I began stuttering at age 11, and it slowly grew worse until, at age 18, it […]

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Marley, Australia

My name is Julie, and I am Marley’s mom. We live in Australia. Marley, who turned five recently, has had a rather severe stuttering problem. When he began stuttering at age three, I used to correct him, but the problem seemed to grow steadily worse. In pre-Kindergarten, he was not able to make himself understood, […]

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Zhenhua “Johnson” Sun, China-NY

My name Is Zhenhua (Johnson) Sun; I was born and raised in China; I’ve been a severe stutterer since age 3. I came to the U.S. two years ago to work on my Master’s Degree. Three months later, with enormous pressure in a foreign country, I found I couldn’t talk at all. After communicating with […]

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Jason Ewing, Kentucky

My name is Jason Ewing, and this is my story about stuttering. I’m not a writer, but these are my thoughts as spoken to Lee, and I edited the written words, and I approve them as they are written below. I’m 42, married with two children, and live in Bardstown, Kentucky. I work in a […]

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Darvano, Bahamas

It feels like I’ve been stuttering forever. I was five, I think when I started, but a miracle happened. I was searching the internet for help with my stutter when I found Lees video and book on YouTube. It builded confidence. It encouraged me to talk to myself and to practice my speech. It also […]

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Interjeet, Australia

I am so thrilled to say that, incredibly, I haven’t had a bad speech incident in over two months.  I was nine when I first stuttered, and I suffered with it in school. My name is Interjeet; I live in Australia, and I’m 22 now.  I’ve always hated stuttering, but I found ways to hide […]

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Cindy, Los Angeles

My name is Cindy. I am 26. I am a financial analyst living in Los Angeles, where I am required to do lots of stressful phone work and business presentations. I have stuttered since 1st grade, and, in some cases, on 75% of my words. I have now learned many ways to avoid those stutters, […]

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Marion, London

My name is Marion; I am 30, French by nationality, and I manage an investment fund in London. I stuttered from age 6, until recently. I was a very situational stutterer, but my speech could swing from seamless fluency to severe blocks when under pressure, causing humiliating silences. My condition worsened substantially after I graduated […]

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Greg, New Jersey

My name is Greg. I’m 25, a sports reporter, residing in New Jersey. My job is doing interviews in person and by phone and writing about sports events and athletes. If I can’t speak, I simply can’t perform my job. Until recently, I have been a situational stutterer with shut-down stutters or complete blocks at […]

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Robbie, Texas

Stuttering has always been a big part of my life.  You might say that it’s been the predominant thought of my life, until now.  I can remember when it took hold of me; I was six.  It always hurt the most in school, when I was asked to say something in class, my name or […]

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Ricky Singh, New Delhi

My name is Ricky Singh; I’m 28, single, a Hindu born in India, now residing in New Delhi. I work as a computer programmer. I have been stuttering since age 3. It has been an ugly and a very heavy cross to carry. I had several therapies in the past. While some of these have […]

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Gopes Niraula, Nepal-D.C.

My name is Gopes Niraula. I was born and raised in Nepal and Nepali and English are my primary languages. I’m 42, married and have two children. For the past ten years, I have lived in Washington, D.C. By profession, I am an IT systems’ analyst. I began stuttering with my first words as an […]

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Hrithik Roshan, India

Hrithik Roshan, who is among the most famous Indian actors, offers another, well-known example of a self-cure of stuttering. While Mr. Roshan has not worked with SAA, he has used and uses one of the regimens that SAA recommends: Reading aloud. In 2011, Mr. Roshan publicly disclosed that he has long had a stuttering problem […]

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Shak, London

They call me Shak, I’m from London and I started stuttering at the age of 8. I turn 28 years old in a few weeks, so that’s almost 20 years of hellish stuttering! Throughout the years my speech would fluctuate, going from very fluent to stuttering and blocking on every sentence. Since an early age, […]

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Pawan, Australia

I am an ex-stutterer, and I wrote this book review on Amazon: “If you stutter then just reading and following this one book is all you need to do to stop the habit. Lee is a lovely person who is sharing his learnings with everyone and wants to help everyone. Don’t go anywhere else, he […]

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Sandy, South Africa

As long as I can remember, I stuttered.  I used to pray to be free of it, but it never lessened.  I went to law school anyway, but there was no way that I could practice law, at least not trying cases or doing oral arguments.  After I graduated from law school, I accepted jobs […]

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Soraia Zalin, Brazil

Preface by SAA: For many different reasons, there are many PWS who prefer to remain anonymous. They appear on Facebook and elsewhere online under pseudonyms and post artwork or nothing in lieu of their pictures. SAA respects their wish for privacy. The story below, of Soraia Zalin, is about one such PWS. It is her […]

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Hussain, California

I am Hussain, a 39 year old engineer who lives in California. I have been stammering for many years and I remember first noticing this as a child between grade 4 and 5. My stammer has been predominantly situational where I did not have an issue in cases such as reading to myself or singing.  […]

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Andrew, Canada

My name is Andrew. I’m 39, married and have two children. I am a native Canadian and live in Toronto and work in equity research for a bank. I majored in computer science at university. I have had problems with my speech for as long as I can remember. I guess you can call me […]

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Thomas, New Zealand

My name is Thomas. I live in New Zealand but I was born and raised in India. I’m 27 and Malayalam (an Indian dialect) is my first language, and this is this is the story of my life battle with stuttering. It was like a nightmare. It began when I entered school, at age six. […]

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Jay, Los Angeles

My name is Jay, and I’m from Los Angeles. I’m 36, married with a daughter. I work for CBS TV in the financial department, where I manage a group of financial analysts. I hold a B.A. and a MBA in finance. My first memory of stuttering was at the age seven in school. When asked […]

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Oumaima, Morocco

My name is Oumaima; I am 24. I live in Morocco, and Arabic is my first language. I am in my sixth year of medical school. I began stuttering at age six, and it was pretty severe, even 100% under pressure. I have had various therapies, mainly related to breathing, but they weren’t much help. […]

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Deven, Texas

My name is Deven and I am 27 living in Texas. I am an accountant at an oil company. I began stuttering in the first grade. The teacher used to make us read aloud to the class. I was nervous and stuttered and everyone had a good laugh. The more that I stuttered, the more […]

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Nick, Canada

My name is Nick. I’m 30 and I live in Canada, where I am a biologist. I have stuttered since age 3. I guess that I had a “medium” stutter, but it was bad enough to cause me incredible embarrassments and pain in school and social situations for most of the last 27 years. As […]

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Ivan, Russia

My name is Ivan Andreevich. I am 18 and live in a rural area of Russia. Russian is my first language; so, this is my story as I told it to Lee. Since age three, I have suffered severe blocks, stutters and hesitations on 80% of my words under pressure. I have never had any […]

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Vaibhav, Canada

I am Vaibhav, a 33-year-old Artificial Intelligence researcher from Canada. I have been stuttering since I was 9 years old so it has been nearly most of my life. In recent years, I have stuttered on most words and made facial contortions of sorts.  I do not know how it exactly started but I have […]

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C J, Virginia-KY

My name is “C J” , I’m 28 years old, and I live in Kentucky. I graduated college in 2011 and have a Bachelors in Psychology. My first memories of stuttering are from age 5, when I was pulled out of kindergarten class for speech therapy. I didn’t really know what was happening, I just […]

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D.A., Indonesia

I began stuttering at age 5. I ranged from mild to severe with blocks that sometimes kept me from speaking at all. I am 23 years old now, and I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. I don’t really like to talk about my problems with strangers, and I don’t feel comfortable yet putting my name and […]

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Amit, India

Hello Everyone. I am Amit Sahoo (INDIA), a stutterer.  I am 25. I made my speech fluent by using breathing and jaw-tongue techniques, but those methods were tiring and mechanical.  I discovered the book. Stuttering & Anxiety Self-Cures, by Lee Lovett Sir and its methods and Skyped with him, and this has made it much […]

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Amer, Bosnia

Hi everyone. My name is Amer. I’m 29 and I am from Bosnia. My stuttering started at the age of 7, first upon elementary school. I don’t recall concrete event that triggered my stuttering, but I surely remember all the frustrations and hard times that I went through. On first days in high school we […]

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Griff, Maryland

My name is Griffin.  I’m 30, married and live in Maryland.  I am an accountant and filmmaker by trade.  I began stuttering at age six. I was a situational stutter, but I blocked severely in many situations and embarrassed myself and my friends repeatedly.  I used to think about stuttering about 60% of my waking […]

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Josh, India

My name is Josh.  I am 27 and live in Chennai, India.  I have a degree in mechanical engineering.  I have been stuttering since age 3. My stuttering has taken the form of blocks and freezing.  Under pressure, I typically blocked on about half of my words. As a kid, I had many therapies, including […]

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Vincent, Florida

Some say that stuttering can’t be stopped.  They’re wrong. This is Vincent writing. I’m 42 and live in Florida.  I was a situational stutterer (anxiety stutterer) until recently. Now that I have taken control of my speech, I am in a new chapter of my life with a new job and new challenges having to […]

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Mark T., Massachusetts

My name is Mark.  I am an attorney working for a pharmaceutical company.  I began stuttering at a very young age. It was its worst in my school years.  Since then, as I don’t try cases, it has bothered me mainly when dealing with authority figures.  In some cases, it was impaired by blocks on […]

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Lam, California

I stuttered on 90% of my words under pressure.  I began stuttering at age ten. My name is Lam, a Vietnamese name, and I work for a medical company in California.  By my late fifties, I still stuttered most of the time, except when I was alone or, sometimes, with my family. I took some […]

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