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The method


What is the Del Ferro Method?

The Del Ferro Method was developed in 1978 by Opera Singer Leonard del Ferro (1921-1992).

As a singing teacher, Del Ferro was fascinated by the fact that stutterers who sing, do not stutter. After extensive research, he was able to develop an amazingly simple, yet effective method that has been scientifically verified in enabling people to overcome their stuttering problem.

Over the last 40 years, the method has been developed to help people lose the fear of speaking and break free from the mental prison and social isolation that stuttering causes. Leonard’s daughter, Ingrid del Ferro, now runs the Del Ferro Institute and is carrying out her father’s legacy as she and her team continue to help change the lives of thousands of people.

The diaphragm

The method focusses on the diaphragm, a crucial muscle when it comes to our breathing and speaking. This muscle does not move smoothly during a stutter, causing disfluency in our speech. The unique Del Ferro Method ensures that the diaphragm moves smoothly and controlled, resulting in fluent speech. 

Motivation and a dedicated application of the Del Ferro Method will help your speech become and stay fluent. After a while, you will no longer need to do the Del Ferro exercises as you will be able to speak fluent in any situation, automatically.

Most of our instructors used to stutter themselves and have successfully overcome their stuttering problem with the help of the Del Ferro Method. They will guide you through the speaking technique and essential breathing exercises, as well as help you overcome your fear of speaking and achieve fluency. 

During the course the participants will learn to apply the method in day-to-day situations that can be very challenging and anxiety inducing for a person who stutters such as, conversations, phone calls, reading out loud, placing an order in restaurants/bars, giving a speech, etc. 

Want to learn the Del Ferro Method? Sign up for our 5-day course and learn how to become free from your stuttering problem. 

Do you have a question? Feel free to contact us at                              info@stuttering-delferro.com.

We also offer a free 30-minute Skype consultation.

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Scientifically verified

Neurologist Dr.J.C.J van Hemert was the first to test del Ferro’s hypothesis in 1978. Since then several times, scientifically, it’s concluded that The Del Ferro Method can solve stuttering effectively. Professor Peter T. Macklem (+) of the McGill University in Montreal, Canada, one of the most renowned specialists in the field of lung physiology and the diaphragm, confirmed the conclusion of Del Ferro already in 1990.

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