Albert Gutzmann


Albert Gutzmann (1837–1910), was an educator of the deaf who also worked with people who had speech disorders. In 1873 he moved with his family to Berlin and became the first teacher for the deaf at the newly founded municipal school for the deaf. He was the director of that school from 1897 to 1910.

In 1879, Gutzmann published an oft cited article: ‘‘Treatment stuttering by organized and practically proven method.’’ In it he promoted a multidisciplinary therapy approach with a special emphasis on oral and body gymnastics. His life-long focus was on training speech pathologists. Gutzmann’s son and grandson followed in his footsteps, both becoming what later came to be known as “speech doctors.”


Gutzmann, A. (1879). Treatment of stuttering by organized and practically proven method.

Gutzmann, A. (1896) Physical education of the deaf and dumb.