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Full text of "Stamering And Cognate Defects Of Speech Vol - Ii"

130      SYSTEMS OF TREATING STAMMERING

from the world; and I have positive hope of accomplishing
my task/1

The following concerns the cause and cure of the
defect:

"I explain to my pupils clearly and forcefully, by the fol-
lowing example, how It is that the sound of the voice is the chief
thing, while letters art* only secondary, I ask them the cjuei"
tion: *What do we need first of all in order to make it pound*
cake?1 The correct answer always come*, *The dough*'

*** And what dm do we need in order to the dough ?*
*A cake«mould,' is the usual answer.

II That is right; this            the cake ill mould or form -»
whether round or polypnal, high or low, and so on,

III Now what do€t a         eomist of?*   To this qtumtion
most of them answer, 'Of dough and its form/   And then 1
answer them sharply and abruptly, so that they are quite
startled, and become confused at their pofdtion (for then they
mark the circumstance, and the eiample                  them
deeply) —

"'No, In order to bake a cake 1 need simply and            the

dough!

** * For if 1 should put the dough into the oven without a
cake-mould, I should still have a cake — though certainly not a
that would be pleasing to the eye. But If I put the cake-
mould alone in the oven, what have I ? Nothing! * The pupiln
aow become more interested and curious; they watch each word
as it falls from my lip*f and they note the words carefully,

"The Important thing Is not lluti a stammerer 2$ treated»
but kow he is treated.

"I continue my explanation to the pupils a* follows:

"s The most important thing when one Is baking a cake Ii
the dough; &ait oac must have. We ust* the cake«moul<!