" STAMMERING-SCHOOLS " 257 on elocution or stammering. The "correspondence pupil" merely pays a higher price for his information and gets it in instalments. Nevertheless^ the proprietors of the institutions are not always disinterested in their arguments against correspondence treatment. The instructor that writes of temperament, surroundings, character, and con- tingencies, finds that stammering is attempting to speak in an impossible way. He says there is only one way to speak; and when you pay, he shows you. Another "specialist" has overcome a good many dilemmas. In his advertising literature he says: "There are no fewer than twenty or more entirely different and distinct types of stammering and stuttering, and there is no set plan or code of rules or exercises that will apply to all cases alike/* "Each case," says the same specialist, "must receive indi- vidual care and instruction." * Since writing all this, the "specialist" has de- vised a Home Course that costs forty dollars; and on some points he has changed Ms opinion, But all this discussion is rather idle. Corre- spondence schools are few and sporadic. They prob- ably do very little good and very little harm; and they need not be taken seriously. Residential and similar institutions have existed 1 His pupils, however, are taught m masse, and the one remedy for their twenty types of stammering is beating time.