• Question: Can people with stammers be cured?

    Asked by ruthenium to Damien, Suzi, Tim on 23 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Suzi Gage

      Suzi Gage answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Hi @ruthenium
      There is a treatment for stammers, yes. Generally it is behavioural therapy – although somewhat more advanced than those used on Colin Firth in The King’s Speech.

      You can read about different treatments available here on the NHS website

      I also just discovered that the British Stammering Association have written a response to the film The King’s Speech (have you seen it?). You can read that here

      I hope this helps, let me know if you’d like more info.