NiNiSpeech developed an effective system — the first of its kind — that works by assimilating clinical methods in the brain of the person who stutters. Assimilation enables automatic, natural speech over time and in everyday life. The breakthrough NiNiSpeech system introduces unique technologies that identify, classify and measure speech qualities. Automatic and precise measurement enables both the patient and the therapist to identify specific stuttering events and evaluate the patient’s performance and progress.
What do those patients who succeed and don’t relapse after treatment have in common?
NiNiSpeech’s advanced technology addresses all the parameters that influence the success of stuttering therapy.
- Daily practice – To automate speech techniques, the person who stutters must practice consistently. Practice enables the brain to build the necessary connections for the assimilation of learned techniques. Practicing in a clinic alone is not enough. It’s like keeping a diet in the nutritionist’s office and eating unhealthy the rest of the week.
- Immediate feedback – In the clinic, the speech therapist can provide immediate and necessary feedback. But out there, in the real world, there is no external feedback. Constant feedback is essential for sharpening self-hearing just as a speedometer is essential for safe driving.
- Coaching with different interlocutors – Many people who stutter experience their stuttering only in specific situations: with the opposite sex, in the presence of authority figures, in front of an audience, etc. Practicing with the clinician or with the family does not simulate these situations, and therefore is not effective.
- Full speech – Many people who stammer curtail their speech to avoid embarrassment. To practice over time, they read out loud in private. However, this does not challenge the brain, and is therefore not very effective.
- Scaling of effort – Just like in the gym, improving speech requires a scaling of effort. The speech system must challenge the person who stutters in a gradually increasing manner to manipulate and strengthen the main “muscle of speech” — the brain.
- Measurement – Pearson argued that only what can be measured can be improved. This is exactly why we are measured in our studies and at work. Measurement enables progress and increases motivation. Treating stuttering without measurement is like weight loss without a scale.
- Monitoring and Supervision – Not only does the patient have to measure his progress, the therapist must also know whether the patient is practicing, how he is performing and whether the pace of progress is satisfactory. Only with this knowledge can the therapist adapt the treatment personally to the patient. When progress is unsatisfactory, the approach or therapist must be altered.
NiNiSpeech’s stuttering therapy focuses on measured success factors. Using technology that provides ultimate therapy and practice environment is the way to significantly improve the chances of success in treating stuttering.