Step 4 to conquering stuttering

Identify and eliminate any gestures, facial contortions, or body movements that you have developed such as jerking your head, blinking your eyes, swinging your arms, tapping your foot, slapping your knee, or similar things. First you will have to identify the habits you have developed by asking family members or friends or by watching yourself in the mirror. You may not realize some of the things that you are doing. "When these reactions are recobnized as secondary symptoms, they can gradually be minimized and controlled and the stammerer is then in a better position to contend with the primary speech disorder." (Bluemel)