WHAT IS STUTTERING?
Stuttering is a speech disorder that is characterised by frequent repetitions of sounds or syllables, single words, prolonged sounds and/or blockages. These can be accompanied by secondary behaviours, such as ticks (excessive blinking and/or unwanted head and/or limb movements).
WHEN DOES IT OCCUR?
Stuttering usually occurs between 2 and 5 years of age. According to available statistical data, stuttering occurs in 2.4 % of pre-school age children and 1% of school-age children and is more common for boys than girls.
WHAT CAUSES STUTTERING?
The exact causes of stuttering are not known. Family studies have shown that there is a genetic predisposition to develop stuttering, but the environmental impact that 'triggers' stuttering (a stressful event for a child) cannot be ignored. It has also been shown that boys are more likely to develop a persistent stutter than girls who are more likely to recover faster (3:1 in school-age children). Some of the predictive factors in recovery from stuttering include: the early onset of stuttering (3 years of age), good language, phonological and non-verbal skills, being female and no previous family history. Stuttering is more common in children with poorer language skills, hearing processing (sound processing) problem, rhythm monitoring disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF STUTTERING?
The problem of stuttering greatly affects the social and psychological development of a child, so it is important to react in a timely manner and provide assistance.
Obiteljski pristup i briga za svaku osobu s punom pažnjom o usvojenoj terapiji. I redovitim kontrolama.
Meni se kod VaLModa najviše sviđa to što kad dođeš tamo i objašnjavaš neke osjećaje i situacije vezane uz mucanje, oni to sve razumiju. Dok recimo, kad to pričaš nekom drugom, osjećaš se bedasto. A čovjek se ugodno osjeća ondje gdje ga razumiju.
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Eto ja sam jedan staaariii polaznik i učim engleski...
A jedva sam govorila i na hrvatskom....
Novim polaznicima želim uspješnu terapiju, da imaju dovoljno vjere u stručni tim, dovoljno hrabrosti i odlučnosti, te mnogo ugodnih trenutaka u ValMod centru i Varaždinu za koje sam siguran da će pamtiti cijelog života. Mi smo iz prethodne grupe polaznika i za ValMod program i tim imamo samo riječi hvale i divljenja.
Za cijeli tim imam samo riječi hvale. I sama sam bila u logopedskom centru ValMod (2003) koji su mi pomogli i uz njih sam rješila svoje probleme sa mucanjem! I svaki puta kad zamucam u nekim situacijama sjetim se dr. Novosela i dr. Tatjane da treba polako govorit i tada sve ide.
Tko zaista ima probleme sa mucanjem preporučam ValMod - pomoći će vam sigurno.
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!"