There are no known cures for stuttering but some interesting things are developing in the speech field.
Therapy: A Chinese study says just one week of speech therapy may reorganize the brain, helping to reduce stuttering. The therapy-involved participants repeating two-syllable words that were spoken to them and then reading words presented to them visually. After brain scans, “… it showed that the brain can reorganize itself with therapy, and that changes in the cerebellum are a result of the brain compensating for stuttering," says study author Chunming Lu, PhD, of Beijing Normal University in China.
Gene Therapy: Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have obtained new evidence that at least some persistent stuttering is caused by mutations in a gene governing not speech, but a metabolic pathway involved in recycling old cell parts.
Prosthetic Device: Three teachers at University of Mississippi created a patent-pending device to help people who stutter speak more fluently. Greg Snyder, himself a lifelong stutterer, demonstrated how he could speak much more fluently simply by feeling his throat while he and his colleague Waddell chatted over coffee.
“By feeling my throat vibrate when I speak, I get tactile speech feedback, which significantly reduces my stuttering," Snyder said. They say their portable, battery-powered, easy to use device does not eliminate stuttering but its potential benefit for people who stutter is clear.