Drawings of Stuttering and Fluency
Representing Stuttering through Drawing
Exploring one's relationship to stuttering plays a very important role in the therapeutic process. For over 20 years, Adriana has asked her clients to draw "What it feels like to stutter". Through their drawings, her clients are able to explore their attitudes and beliefs about stuttering in a non-threatening way. Below, you will find some drawings that represent the multidimensional nature of stuttering. These drawings also have the potential of educating others about the stuttering experience.
At the end of treatment, Adriana asks clients to follow-up on the earlier assignment of drawing what it feels like to stutter and draw their new relationship to stuttering. Below are a few samples of what fluency feels like to her clients. Themes of freedom, breaking the chains of dysfluency, and newfound happiness are commonly seen.
Drawings of Stuttering
Drawings of Fluency
"I am no longer afraid to say what I want to say. I was always afraid to speak because I was afraid that I was going to stutter. Now that I am through the program and know how to control my stuttering, I can speak anywhere I want to without stuttering."