Step 5 to Conquering Stuttering

Stop avoidance, postponement, or substitution habits. These give temporary relief, but increase your fears and cause more trouble later. Do not dodge speaking situations. Look for opportunities to speak as the more you do, the easier it will become.

"Every time you substitute one word for another, use a sound or some trick to get speech started, postpone or give up an attempt at talking, you make it harder for yourself." - Emerick