Electrical stimulation of brain trialled as aid to treating stutter

Electrical stimulation of brain trialled as aid to treating stutter

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By: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent | Electrical stimulation of brain trialled as aid to treating stutter | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Technique could help speed up fluency training and make the effects more permanent

People who stutter are being given electrical brain stimulation in a clinical trial aimed at improving fluency without the need for gruelling speech training.

If shown to be effective, the technique – which involves passing an almost imperceptible current through the brain – could be routinely offered by speech therapists.

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