I feel relaxed and can breathe calmly
Marko, 24, a Student
My stuttering is extremely severe. The most awkward situations involve meeting unfamiliar groups or relatives that I don’t know very well. It’s most obvious with sounds p and h, so I add words: ‘you know’... I feel highest tension in my throat. Before I start and during speaking my heart beats stronger, I blush ... My stuttering is most intense when I am among unknown people. If I could get rid of stuttering I’d be the happiest man on Earth… VaLMod® 12-day Stuttering Therapy Programme
Ana, 8th Grade
My saddest day happened at school. I started my 1st grade, and later throughout the entire primary school, children bullied me because of stuttering, they insulted me, it was horrible. I lost will to do anything. I did not want to answer questions in classes although I knew all the right answers. Truth is I did not report at least half the times I had been bullied, because every time I would tell my Mum I knew she’d be sad. I was treated unfairly at school… VaLMod® 12-day Stuttering Therapy Programme
Maja, 34, a Mother of a 6-year Old Boy
My son started stuttering when he was three. At first, I did not think it was important as it happened only occasionally, but with time it became more severe. It began when he started his nursery school. I can’t find out what happened there... But by now his stuttering has become severe. Sometimes, he doesn’t even want to talk, he just nods. I’m afraid that he will close himself off from the outside world, I’m scared of him starting school, being bullied… 5-Day VaLMod® Stuttering Therapy Programme for Pre-schoolers
Suzana, 38, a Mother of a 10-year Old Boy
I am a mother of a 10-year old boy. He is clever and smart. For him the problems are not oral tests at school, but the written ones in which he is always graded badly. It seems as if he cannot understand the task. He has issues with understanding the written tasks and he needs more time to solve them. He drops out letters from words or he interchanges them and he does not like reading mandatory books. I study along with him. He will soon start the 5th grade and he still cannot study alone. I would like to help him...VaLMod ČiPi Reading and Writing Programme
Nada, 45, Husband Has Had a Stroke
My husband had a stroke at the age of 32. My life turned upside down. I take care of him every day. We have tried every rehabilitation, some progress can be noticed, but I can see that he could do more. He’s young, he wants to live. I expect him to recover, even if it takes 20 years. I want to find the best professionals for him so that our communication can be even better. I want him to walk, to chew normally, to laugh, to communicate, to be able to do his daily routines… MNRI Reflexes
I cannot but honour the entire VaLMod team by saying that they have all helped me very, very much. They are not only experts in stuttering therapies but also beautiful people who love what they do and who transfer that love, positive energy and kindness to everyone who comes to the Centre. Warmest Greetings!
Wonderful experts and first and foremost great people whom I remember with warmth in my heart even though it has already been 12 years since my therapy. You do not treat only stuttering, you treat the human soul. Thank you!
They are excellent: we couldn’t be more satisfied! They treat not only stuttering but also children who do not speak at all!
ValMod, led by Prof Tatjana, are a successful team helping young people with pronunciation issues (stuttering), but we must not forget about Prof Darko Novosel, who developed this learning method. Everyone in the team is a successful and very nice person.
Dr Novosel and his team helped me not only to resolve my stuttering problem but also ‘put my life in order’ as well. The relationship with my family, my mind-set... everything. I love you and I think about you a lot The phrase: I feel relaxed and can breathe calmly, is my rescue in every stressful situation, which there are many.
I accompanied my son, but I myself benefited from the therapy as well. What can I say, you’re wonderful! I would recommend this to everyone who stutters.
The best and the most professional.
My son attended the Programme 8 years ago and we have resolved our serious problem... We are delighted with the entire team of doctors, I can only praise you highly and I would recommend you to everyone!
"My dearest, I still remember you gladly, although it’s been 10-ish years since we first met. There are things and people that change other people’s lives and get them going and you most definitely are one of them! My most sincere congratulations for your well-deserved success and warmest greetings from Dubrovnik!"
Hi there! Just to let you know: Today was my first public speech at the national librarian meeting. It went great. I applied all the techniques of course.
You and your team made me the happiest Mum. My happiness today can be measured with what I felt when he was born. THANK YOU
Dear Dr Novosel,
I only wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. The therapies have helped me a lot and changed me. It’s been a long time since I wanted to let you know that you have changed a life of one person and given her the strength for many challenges in life, and we all know that I am not the only one. Warmest regards :)
"Dear All, I feel a strong urge to share this with you. The change that you are making in my life and this feeling of happiness when my fear of stuttering simply disappears produce unbelievable levels of feel-good hormones in me. Before I would think this was by accident, but for quite some time now I have realised that we are the ones who attract things that happen to us and people who cross our lives. I hope that sometimes I shall be the reason of your happiness just like you are of mine. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart!"
"Dear Dr Novosel, On Monday, (18th October, 2017) my daughter defended her Master Thesis. He was your patient on two occasions, she stuttered, we fought this problem for years, and slowly but surely, with a lot of effort and help Vlatka overcame stuttering and everything it brings along. When she was waiting to be called in by the Examination Committee she said: ‘Mum, I am thinking about Dr Novosel and Varaždin’...If only you could hear how she was presenting, demonstrating and explaining her thesis... Without any hesitation, any stuttering... I would like to thank you and your team from the bottom of my heart for giving my child a chance for a better future."
"My impression of this therapy is positive. I think that people involved in this Programme are highly professional and that they love their job. This can be felt every day, throughout the entire process. I do not have any objections to this Programme, nor to the people who are part of it. I think they know very well what they are doing and that they are highly committed to their work."
Everyone using our services accesses them on an individual basis, because we feel that we must treat everyone as an individual and adapt to their life habits and needs. It is only with such an approach that we can provide a superior service and satisfactory results.
Individually Tailored Approaches
Our greatest asset is our holistic approach to voice, speech and language difficulties. Staff at the VaLMod Centre are comprised of experts who have trained at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation and have continually improved their skills at the Educational Institute of Dr Svetlana Masgutova in Orlando (USA).
We are equipped with the most up-to-date technology available in the Republic of Croatia. For thirty years we have used biofeedback in our stuttering therapies and have developed our own innovative and sophisticated devices that are the result of many years of work and experience in speech and language rehabilitation. We are equipped with devices that stimulate the nervous system to create the automation required for good reading, writing and speech and language skills.
Within the VaLMod Centre, apart from our speech therapy services, we also conduct neuro-sensomotor stimulation of the nervous system for cases of stuttering, speech disorders, reading and writing difficulties, cerebral palsy, post-stroke conditions, autism, underdeveloped speech and language...
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