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A 28-year-old female asked:

is sudden on and off stuttering in adulthood, when never occurred in childhood, normal?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
No- not normal: Stuttering at any age is not normal and especially if the person was not doing it before. He should be taken for a full evaluation perhaps with a neurologist that has a special interest in language disorders and then a plan for intervention should be established sooner rather than later.

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