Sign up with your state's vocational rehab agency. They'll pay for speech therapy or a device, look through their database of job openings with employers who want to hire people with disabilities, and coach you with interviewing.
Talk to your employer about your speech. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from asking employees about disabilities. You have to start the conversation. Ask your employer to help you improve your speech. That could mean time off to go to speech therapy or help paying for an electronic device. If speech therapy [...]
Say that you stutter, show what you're doing to improve your speech, and then do it. Ask the interviewer to help you. If you need to slow your speech, ask the interviewer to raise a hand when you talk too fast. Ask the interviewer to slow their speech and you raise your hand when they [...]
Adjust the delay correctly: 50-60ms for normal speaking rates. 60-80 ms for "slow normal" speaking rates. 100ms or longer should only be used with fluency shaping therapy (slow, prolonged speech). Try a better DAF device. Some DAF devices and phone apps sound awful. Combine FAF with DAF. FAF pitch shifts around -0.5 octaves (a half [...]
Find a stuttering specialist who uses evidence-based practice (EBP). Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are trained to be generalists, not specialists. They might have had a one semester course on stuttering, or a half a semester, or no classes on stuttering. You might be the first stutterer they've ever seen. EBP means using treatments that have been [...]
Combine fluency shaping therapy with DAF. Fluency shaping was developed from DAF therapy. Fluency shaping alters your brain's speech motor control. DAF alters both speech motor control and auditory processing. You need both. Increase force and volume. Read a motor learning and control textbook. You'll learn that motor learning (physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports coaching) [...]
No prescription medications have been found to have more than marginal effects on stuttering. Many have side effects, sometimes severe. For more information see our free e-book Medications for Stuttering. Thiamin and magnesium have been proven effective in two small studies. For more information see our blog post Should Stutterers Take Vitamin B-1?
The Lidcombe Program has been proven effective in many published studies. The Westmead Program has been proven effective in two studies. For more information see our e-book Stuttering in Children—From Toddlers to Teenagers.
The first evidence-based stuttering treatment—proven effective in a scientific study—was delayed auditory feedback (DAF), in 1965. With DAF a stutterer hears their voice delayed in headphones a fraction of a second. The delay is adjusted to control the stutterer's speaking rate. Short delays reduce stuttering about 70% at a normal speaking rate. Longer delays are [...]