Occasionally we add resources helpful to those battling stuttering. Those resources are listed below:

The following five books by Lee will be helpful:

1) “How to Stop Stuttering & Love Speaking”; 

2) “Stop Stuttering SHORT Course;  

3) “Stuttering Stories with Happy Endings: 101 Stories”;  

4) “Speech Anxiety to Public Speaking”; and 

5) “WORDS You Need to Know”.

It is recommended that you read the SHORT Course (#2 above) first.  It is only 86 pages and makes a fine reference book or cliff notes version.  Then read “How to Stop…” (item #1 above), as it will give you all of the details. 

The above books can be purchased on Amazon in eBook, paperback and/or hardcover versions. NO audible versions are offered.  

PDF versions are available to WSSA’s members at no additional charge.

The voice-over TV star of the popular ABC comedy, “Downward Dog” is Samm Hodges, who overcame life-long stuttering by using some of the methods that SAA shares with PWS, which can be found in the “Stuttering & Anxiety Self-Cures” by Lee G. Lovett. For example, he massively read aloud and pretended to be an actor, concentrating on over-pronouncing words. He offers another excellent example of a self-cured stutterer.

‘Downward Dog’: How Overcoming a Speech Impediment Inspired the Voice of TV’s Most Compelling Canine

Books re Mind-Training, Auto Conditioning and Self-Hypnosis

A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis, Melvin Powers
Audio version:
Helping Yourself with Self-Hypnosis, Frank S. Caprio, M.D.

Other Mind-Training Related Books

The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge (must read)
Helping Yourself with Psychiatry, Frank S. Caprio, M.D.
Hidden Persuaders, Vance Packard
The Power of the Mind to Heal, Joan Borysenko Ph.D.
****The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.
***Use Your Brain, Daniel Amen, M.D.
The Power of Your Unconscious Mind, Dr. Joseph Murphy

Books re Self-Help for Attitudes (must reads)

Acres of Diamonds, Russell Conwell
As A Man Thinketh, James Allen
Happiness in Seven Steps, Lee G. Lovett
Looking Out for Number One, Robert J. Ringer
The Magic of Believing, Claude Bristol
The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peal
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill

Books re Vocabulary as an Anti-Stuttering Tool (highly recommended)

30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary, Dr. Wilfred Funk/Norman Lewis
WORDS You Need to Know, Lee G. Lovett

Books of General Interest re Stuttering

“Speech Is A River”, Ruth Mead (a must read)
Dr. Bob Bodenhamer Talks About Stuttering; same link;
Transcending Stuttering, John C. Harrison; same link.
See Free Books About Stuttering; same link.

Other Books of Possible Interest:

A Stutterer’s Story, by Frederick Pemberton Murray, Stuttering Foundation Publication #0061. 160 pages
Effective Counseling in Stuttering Therapy, Stuttering Foundation Publication # 0018, 108 pages
From Stuttering to Fluent Speech, Ronald L. Webster Ph.D., Hollins Communications Research Institute, 215 pages
How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling, by Frank Bettger, Prentice Hall, 276 pages, now available on Amazon
Self-Therapy for the Stutterer, by Malcolm Fraser, Stuttering Foundation Publication #0012, 192 pages
Speech Correction Principles and Methods, by Charles Van Riper, Prentice Hall 1947, 470 pages
Stuttering, A Comprehensive New Approach Based on the Valsalva Hypothesis, William D. Parry, 2013, 308 pages
Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teachers, Stuttering Foundation Publication #0125, 30 pages
Stuttering Therapy: Transfer and Maintenance, 2nd Edition, Stuttering Foundation Publication #0019, 100 pages
Stuttering: An Integration of Contemporary Therapies, Stuttering Foundation Publication #0061, 78 pages
The Genius of Dean Williams, Stuttering Foundation Publication #0425, 102 pages
Therapy for Those Who Stutter, Stuttering Foundation Publication #0010, 109 pages

Papers of Interest

Papers by Matthew OMalley, Co-Founder of SAA & Facebook’s Stuttering Community:

Stuttering a Disorder of Movement & Reward
Stuttering: The Role of Attention
Stuttering & the Evolutionary Pain of Ostracism
Is Stuttering Even Speech Related?
In-Depth: Stuttering & Automatic/Spontaneous Speech
Stuttering and Talking in our Heads