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Latest development: online course speaking fluent
08-06-2020

For more than 40 years, the Del Ferro Institute has been hosting intensive courses to help people worldwide getting rid of stuttering. Various developments have taken place over...

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Cause of stuttering
20-05-2020

Stuttering has a physical cause with mental consequences. It usually starts during the 2nd and 6th year. Toddlers at this age have periods in which they speak less fluent: about...

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5-day course in USA after movie
13-05-2020

Our international course in Miami, Florida was a big success. After years of fruitless speech therapy our students have been searching for help in overcoming their stuttering. W...

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Newsletter: California and online courses
06-05-2020

California course2019 marked a special year for the Del Ferro Institute - we were able to successfully start our mission in helping people around the world overcoming their stut...

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Huge increase in clients at The Breathing Academy
21-04-2020

In the last two weeks, Ingrid Del Ferro, CEO of The Breathing Academy, has seen a large increase in registrations of people who are facing troubles breathing. Del Ferro dedicat...

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Thank you, for helping us stop stuttering. #3
20-03-2020

  Former students congratulate our teacher Patrick Wijdenes with a fantastic anniversary: 25 years working at the Del Ferro Institute. For a quarter century Patrick has inspir...

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Muard stopped stuttering: testimonial
20-03-2020

  When we met Muard, he barely spoke. At first, we thought he might have difficulties speaking English but it soon became apparent that it was his stuttering that kept him sile...

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Daniel stopped stuttering: testimonial
20-03-2020

  Daniel from Australia is one of our Miami students. His stuttering caused a lot of fears of speaking. Introducing himself was often a situation where he stammered a lot and m...

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Andrew stopped stuttering: before & after
20-03-2020

When we met Andrew on the first day of the course, he came across as quiet and shy. However, it soon became clear that this was only due to his stuttering and fear of speaking. ...

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Thank you, for helping us stop stuttering. #2
19-03-2020

  Former students congratulate our teacher Patrick Wijdenes with a fantastic anniversary: 25 years working at the Del Ferro Institute. For a quarter century Patrick has inspir...

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Thank you, for helping us stop stuttering. #1
19-03-2020

  Former students congratulate our teacher Patrick Wijdenes with a fantastic anniversary: 25 years working at the Del Ferro Institute. For a quarter century Patrick has inspir...

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Testimonial of Ewout who is in the proces of overcoming stuttering
19-03-2020

This is Ewout, one of our Del Ferro students who is in the proces of overcoming his stuttering. Ewout is in the last stage of the proces and will have situations where he speaks...

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Safi stopped stuttering: before & after
19-03-2020

  Safi’s English teacher decided that he wouldn’t read out loud in class anymore because of his stutter. That really impacted his confidence and resulted in stammering making h...

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Muard: before & after
19-03-2020

  Wait for it… Muard, only 18 years young, used to call in sick to avoid (speaking in) school. He got teased with his stuttering and let his fists do the talking when his mout...

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Kavi stopped stuttering: before & after
19-03-2020

  “There were several attempts to kill myself, but somehow, I survived.” Kavi, 30 years old, was one of our highly motivated students during our Sri Lanka course in December. ...

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Hilda before & after
19-03-2020

Hilda started our course four days ago and was struggling to introduce herself. Now she can finally say her name and tell a little bit of herself fluently. Hilda has been an ext...

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Daniel stopped stuttering: before & after
19-03-2020

  Daniel is from Australia and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in producing music. However, he felt that he wasn’t taken seriously in this music industry and that stutt...

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Ayesh; before & after
19-03-2020

  Del Ferro was approached a few months ago by a German couple to help Ayesh, a 26-year old local from Sri Lanka, overcome his stuttering problem. Ayesh was the driver and guid...

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Akila stopped stuttering: before & after
19-03-2020

Akila had a severe stutter. He didn’t just have the visible blocks and sound prolongations… he also felt as though he was never able to be the person he truly wanted to be. High...

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Online course
18-03-2020

The world keeps on developing with the latest technologies and as Del Ferro continuously innovates, we are able to introduce our new online course. This way, we can help even mo...

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Hiding stuttering
13-03-2020

About 1 out of 100 people stutter. Statistically you should know at least a few people who do not always speak fluent. How come that people often don’t know that many people? T...

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Do it yourself stutter therapy
13-03-2020

Practice makes perfect with a lot of things in life. A human being can have talents and by practicing a lot they will develop skills in such. Think of learning how to play an in...

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Stop stuttering and all the tricks
18-02-2020

Stuttering has visible and invisible forms. Blocking on letters and words and repeating of same are for others hearable. Making grimaces while speaking is visible for the person...

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Fear of speaking
18-02-2020

Speaking in front of a group is not made for everybody. There are people that love standing on a stage and getting the attention from a group of people. For people who stutter, ...

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Get Ready U.S.A. – We are coming back!
12-02-2020

You asked, we responded! Due to the great success of our Miami course in November 2019, we have scheduled another visit to the United States. From Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 Jul...

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Paulo only stuttered during presentations
07-02-2020

People who stutter can relate in what they experience. In this community it really takes one to know one. In general, stuttering will be more severe when there is more tension a...

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When stuttering usually starts and how to stop it.
24-01-2020

Stuttering usually starts between the age of 2 and 6. During this period toddlers experience a period in which they speak less fluent. About 4% repeats words or stumbles on what...

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Ingrid Del Ferro looks back on 2019
03-01-2020

2020 has started and I look back on a special year. A lot of highs, goals achieved and also some lows. The year started great with a visit from Dennis Ensing who, by applying th...

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Daniel gets out of his comfort zone to stop stuttering.
03-01-2020

Daniel, one of our Miami students, describes the proces of overcoming stuttering. If you want to conquer your stuttering, you need to get out there and face challenges. Facing ...

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Sri Lanka course: day 5
22-12-2019

Time flies when you are having fun. Our 5-day course in Sri Lanka has come to an end and it has been a unique experience. I had to adapt quickly to the culture and language diff...

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Sri Lanka course: day 4
20-12-2019

We always start the fourth day by checking the breathing exercises. For this course, in the shade of the palm trees. As a teacher, you can tell if they have been practicing and ...

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Sri Lanka course: day 3
20-12-2019

Day 3 was going to be an interesting day. As I stayed at the hotel where we give the course the students pass me when they walk to the course room. They are well aware that they...

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Sri Lanke course: day 2
19-12-2019

The second day of the course is my personal favorite day. The topics discussed in the morning are very important for the process during the week. Investing their time now in usi...

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Sri Lanka course: day 1
18-12-2019

Del Ferro was approached a few months ago by a German couple to help Ayesh, a 25-year old local from Sri Lanka, overcome his stuttering problem. Ayesh was the driver and guide d...

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How to stop stuttering
10-12-2019

The general opinion is that stuttering cannot be stopped and therefore people around the world learn that they have to live with their stuttering. However, stuttering can be sto...

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Daniel talks fluent about his experiences with stuttering
10-12-2019

Daniel, born in Perth, Australie, was one of our extremely motivated Miami students. Before the course, he was already speaking about his stuttering on his YouTube channel. He c...

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Not stuttering is life changing
27-11-2019

The Del Ferro course has truly been life changing. I admit that I was skeptical at first being that I have been through so much speech therapy (8 years). But to actually start s...

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Daniel does not stutter and talks about his experiences with the Miami Del Ferro Course
26-11-2019

Daniel was one of our lucky students to win a free Del Ferro course in Miami. He has not stuttered for the past 10 days and is talking about his experiences with the Del Ferro c...

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Andrew is liberated and has broken through the chains of stuttering
21-11-2019

Andrew, one of our Miami students, shows that reading out loud with the method goes fluently. Besides fluency, the contents of the words are powerful!

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Message from one of our Miami students
20-11-2019

Dear Ingrid and Dennis, You both are an amazing teachers and I have so much respect for you. Thank you for helping my son. Here is a poem Safi wrote about stuttering. He wrote ...

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Miami Del Ferro Course – day 5
15-11-2019

Day 5, the last day of the Del Ferro course in Miami. What a week it has been and what a fantastic group we had the pleasure of teaching. As expected, after the night of challen...

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Miami Del Ferro Course – day 4
14-11-2019

Time flies when you are having fun. We already reached day 4 of the 5-day Del Ferro course. We started of asking how the group did the evening before. The group was a bit passiv...

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Miami Del Ferro Course – day 3
12-11-2019

At 09:30 sharp in sunny Miami we started already our third day of the 5-day Del Ferro course. Ingrid had little chats to see how it went the day before and if they were ready to...

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Miami Del Ferro Course – day 2
11-11-2019

Due to personal reasons, Ingrid Del Ferro flew in a day later to be present as from the second day of the Del Ferro course in Miami. At breakfast the students greeted Ingrid whi...

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Miami Del Ferro Course – day 1
10-11-2019

Today we have started our first 5-day course in the United States of America.  This morning we welcomed 6 extremely excited, motivated and determined students in Miami, located ...

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5-day course give-aways!
02-10-2019

In honor of this year’s International Stuttering Awareness Day on October 22nd, the Del Ferro Institute is giving away 3 x 5-day courses in Miami, Florida! Send an e-mail to in...

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Del Ferro Method: scientifically proven
25-09-2019

The Del Ferro Method has been scientifically verified in 1990 by Professor Peter T. Macklem (+), one of the most renowned specialists in the field of lung physiology and the dia...

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Maarten and Rene used to stutter and speak fluent now.
19-09-2019

Maarten and Rene came to the Del Ferro Institute and wanted to share how happy they are of not stuttering and speaking fluent.

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You can overcome your stuttering for good!
09-09-2019

Meet Dennis. He overcame his stuttering completely after having participated in the Del Ferro course back in 2010. A few years later, he decided to reach out to the Institute to...

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Frederick overcame his stuttering 18 years ago
30-08-2019

Always great catching up with former students! Frederick lives in the UK but was in Amsterdam on holidays with his family when he decided to stop by our headquarters where, 18 ...

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Stuttering fluctuates: you stutter and you speak fluent
16-08-2019

One of the most frustrating things for some people is that stuttering fluctuates. There are periods where speaking goes quite fluent. But there are also times where there are a ...

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Del Ferro Stutter Therapy is coming to the United States!
16-08-2019

The Del Ferro Method is founded in 1978 and is for more than 40 years a unique, scientifically verified method for everyone who stutters and who is motivated to overcome the stu...

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Stuttering when tired
23-07-2019

One of the aspects of stuttering is that it fluctuates. Speaking can go very well for certain periods but also less well in other times. These periods can last days, weeks and e...

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Stuttering after trauma
23-07-2019

There are various theories about where stuttering originates from. One believes that stuttering can be inherited, others think that kids copy stuttering from parents or classmat...

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Overcoming fear of speaking
23-07-2019

Years of stuttering can create speaking fears for many people in certain situations or against certain (kind of) people.  Examples of these situations or people are speaking en...

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Tips for stuttering toddlers.
11-07-2019

Stuttering usually starts between the 2nd and 6th year of life. At this age it happens to many toddlers that they speak less fluently for a period of time. Around 4% of all todd...

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A positive self-image is the key to success!
11-07-2019

A lot of stuttering people have a low self-image. This can be caused by bullying and years of therapies with no (significant) results. They have lost faith in themselves through...

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The treatment to overcome your stuttering problem.
08-07-2019

Stuttering, also known as stammering, is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or p...

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Stuttering: there is a solution!
08-07-2019

Stuttering does not need to be accepted. This problem can be completely solved by training and discipline. Many stuttering therapies work with a treatment method that focuses o...

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Stuttering hinders communication.
08-07-2019

Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. There may also be unusual facial and b...

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Stress and tension aggregates stuttering.
08-07-2019

The majority of people with a stutter problem will have less trouble speaking when they are in a familiar relaxed environment. Often, stuttering will become worse in tense situa...

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Speaking fluently boosts confidence and diminishes fear of speaking.
08-07-2019

The diaphragm is the main muscle of respiration and functions in breathing. Stuttering is a consequence of the diaphragm not always working properly, as scientifically establish...

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Stuttering and breathing: what happens during a stutter?
05-07-2019

A lot of people may have wondered why stuttering people don’t have a problem while singing. This is because everybody has control over their diaphragm while singing. The diaphr...

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Stuttering, why accept it, when you can overcome it
20-06-2019

Stuttering, also known as stammering, is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or p...

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BBC documentary. Stuttering, how to get over it.
07-08-2014

A BBC documentary about the Del Ferro Institute

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