D.E.L.P.H.I.N. – another approach in stuttering therapy:
speak fluently from the beginning
Stuttering is still classified as a chronic condition requiring lifelong treatment from a medical and logopaedic point of view.
With the D.E.L.P.H.I.N. therapy, Mrs. Schütz has developed and continuously optimised a treatment concept based on 30 years of logopaedic experience in practice. This concept is so far unique.
The origin of the concept was accompanied by Prof. Dr. Dr. Kruse since 1988.
Background of the concept
The findings of various studies on the connection between false and firmly anchored speech patterns in the brain, which have been made visible in adults due to years of symptoms, require an extensive reorganization of the speech process. New, deblocking speech patterns make it possible to regulate the wrongly anchored compensation mechanisms of the brain in such a way that physiological brain activity can take place.
By consistently adhering to the unblocking mode of speech, it reaches the subconscious. Within an individual time frame, speech changes in such a way that stutter-free and fear-free communication with normal prosody becomes possible. This reprogramming of speech also results in a reduction of psychosocial stress and manifested anxiety.
The concept is aimed at stutterers with pronounced symptoms, a high level of suffering and high motivation between the ages of 10 and 35. The same applies to people who suppress their symptoms through various avoidance strategies and are unable to express up to 80% of their intended message. Regardless of the age of the affected person, they are accompanied by a reference person.
The reference person is integrated into the therapy process and intensively instructed in order to support the transfer into everyday life in the best possible way.
The aim is to achieve overcome stuttering and symptom-free speech, even during the most severe stuttering. With this concept it is possible to achieve free speech without being conspicuous by the parts of the reorganization of speech.
The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Keilmann, conducted an evaluation to prove its effectiveness. The study was published internationally in the journal „Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology“:
A German summary of the study results can be found at:
Further scientific results resulted from the bachelor thesis of Sonja-Marie Schütz, who has been an academic speech therapist since August 2014. Results of the multiple case study can be found under IMPACT OF "D.E.L.P.H.I.N. - THERAPY" ON STOTTER SYMPTOMATICS
Prof. Dr. med. Eberhard Kruse
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Kruse approved the origin of the therapy in 1988. At that time, he was the state physician for the federal state of Hesse and has accompanied the further development of the therapy concept from the beginning. He has voluntarily written expert reports for a great many patients in order to obtain cost coverage for the patients from their health insurance companies.
We are very grateful to have such a committed and competent companion at our side over such a long period of time.
As a phoniatrist, Prof. Dr. Kruse is convinced that stuttering can be overcome and has campaigned for the recognition of the concept in many ways.