I am Dr Robert Baker, known as "Dr Bob" to my younger patients. I treat adults, children, and teenagers with symptoms of stuttering, learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism using a very different approach. If you or your child have not had success with traditional behavioral and/or Speech Therapy techniques, this treatment might be for you or your child.
I am a Research Psychoanalyst registered with the Medical Board of California, and NOT a Speech Language Pathologist or behavioral therapist. You may wonder how a psychoanalyst can treat these symptoms. I have great success by treating a glitch in the thinking process (more below), that can cause these symptoms. I do NOT use Freudian or behavioral techniques. I use contemporary treatment techniques which can repair the thinking process and reduce or eliminate symptoms of stuttering, learning disabilities, ADHD, or autism. Although in the past, the older classical techniques were used primarily for treatment of mental illness, contemporary techniques have been developed to treat issues not related to mental illness, such as thinking process problems and their symptoms.
I discovered this treatment because I stuttered severely into my late 40's, and found a solution from my research. After undergoing treatment directed toward my own thinking process, I no longer stutter, because the treatment resolved the underlying issues, and I discovered that my stuttering was a symptom, not the primary condition. I also discovered that I was experiencing learning disabilities, such as reading comprehension problems, which were eliminated as the thinking process corrected.
I know this idea can be shocking and many people are skeptical, because this goes against conventional thinking and takes treatment in a totally different direction than is expected. Friends who have known me from the time I stuttered still find it incredible that I no longer stutter or have reading problems, especially since I do NOT use speech control or other behavior modification techniques. My life has changed completely. Reading and music appreciation have opened up new worlds for me, and I have personal relationships and professional success I would not have dreamed of before treatment. I now want to bring this treatment to others. This treatment, of course, is not for everyone. See information below about who might be helped.
Call 310-746-6191 or contact meby email to schedule a one hour initial consultation, when I can determine if this treatment is appropriate for you or your child. A limited number of consultations are currently available, and I keep a waiting list.
What is a "glitch in the thinking process"? For some reason, some of us develop a glitch in our thinking process or processing speed in very early childhood, almost like we were programmed with a bad software package. The problem with this glitch is that it is unconscious, but it can be healed or significantly transformed with the proper treatment, focusing on each person's inherent ability to organize their personal experience and communication.
How did I learn about this treatment? A series of events led me to study to research unique stuttering treatments. When I came across this treatment in my research, I decided to enter into experimental treatment. My subsequent study and clinical experience in Los Angeles Unified public school and my private practice led me to apply the treatment to various learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, in addition to stuttering. You can read more about my personal journey and discovery of the treatment here.
Is this treatment for everyone with these symptoms?
Treatment may be for you or your child if:
symptoms of stuttering, learning disabilities, ADHD, or autism are interfering with life satisfaction, and
you are not satisfied with results from traditional treatments, such as behavioral therapy or Speech Pathology
Treatment is not for you or your child if:
symptoms are the result of physical injury or trauma, stroke, brain/neurological injury, some types of birth difficulties,
if you believe these symptoms are caused only by a physical problem or issue,
traditional treatments have worked well for you, or
you are content and happy with your life, and these symptoms do not interfere with life satisfaction
For those of you who stutter, an easy way to indicate the treatment might help is to determine if you stutter while talking to others or while others are present, but do not stutter when you are all alone speaking only to yourself.
Determination of whether this treatment is appropriate can only be made during an in person consultation in my West Los Angeles office. Undertaking this treatment is for those who are ready to commit time and energy, and, since each of us are unique individuals, duration and frequency of treatment will differ. During and after treatment, your personal, emotional, and business life will change--the world will seem to open up to you in a way you have not experienced before. Your awareness of the world will transform. I say this based upon the personal experience of my patients, as well as my own.
Call 310-746-6191 or email Dr Baker to determine if this treatment might help your or your child.
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