The Gallery

Representing Stuttering through Drawing

Exploring one's relationship to stuttering plays a very important role in the therapeutic process. For over 40+ years, Adriana has asked her clients to draw "What it feels like to stutter". Through their drawings, her clients are able to explore their attitudes and beliefs about stuttering in a non-threatening way. Below, you will find some drawings that represent the multidimensional nature of stuttering. These drawings also have the potential of educating others about the stuttering experience.

At the end of treatment, Adriana asks clients to follow-up on the earlier assignment of drawing what it feels like to stutter and draw their new relationship to stuttering. Below are a few samples of what fluency feels like to her clients. Themes of freedom, breaking the chains of dysfluency, and newfound happiness are commonly seen.

Drawings of Stuttering

Drawings of Fluency

If you would like to see more drawings of stuttering, visit the Pictures of Stuttering Gallery or read "A Picture is Worth One Thousand Words" for a history of stuttering and art.