Module 3: The Jump



Glottal stops:

(Skip this section if it is too complicated for you—it is not essential)

If you find that you...

· block a lot on words that begin with vowels,

· and/or if you often produce rapid repetitions (such as u-u-u-u-u)  at the start of such words,

· stammer more when you are trying to emphasize such words,

...then, there is a high likelihood that glottal stops are playing a role in your stammering on these words.

Whatever the case, it will be valuable for you to work through the slide-show below, which explains what glottal stops are, why people make them, and how to deal with them when they precipitate stammering.

The online education and therapy programme for people who stammer


To view a YouTube video of this slideshow click here