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Are there any medications that can help kids from stuttering?

Are there any medications that can help kids from stuttering?

Yes and no: It depends on the cause of stuttering. An evaluation by a speech/language pathologist and a developmental pediatrician should help chart a treatment course for a child with this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more


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Who can help my child if he stutters?

Who can help my child if he stutters?

Stuttering: Speech pathologist should be your first stop. ...Read more

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What causes a child to start stuttering?

What causes a child to start stuttering?

Depends on age: Before five years of age stuttering is commonbut it is not called stuttering it is labled cluttering. Children have so much to say that the words get stuck. It is based on the immaturity of their speech . Be patient because cluttering will go away on its own. Stuttering in the older child is from mustiple cause and needs intervention with a therapist to resolve. ...Read more

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What are the best medications for stuttering?

No meds: Rather than medication get help from a speech therapist. ...Read more

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At what age can a child develop stuttering, and should it be treated right away?

Preschool age: Generally stuttering occurs about age 3-4 years, and is not too worrisome-most children do it to some extent. If it doesn't self correct by 6-7 years, or involves prolonged repetition or repetition of one sound, if there are long pauses in speech or if it really seems to upset the child or there are unusual behaviors to compensate, then treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Which gender has the stuttering genetic strait that can be passed on to their children?

Which gender has the stuttering genetic strait that can be passed on to their children?

Hard to predict: As genetic research of stuttering is only in its infancy it is hard to predict which gender has more chance of transmitting the gene. But as a rule of thump the sex that suffers less tends to be a bigger carrier, but it may or may not hold true in case of stuttering. ...Read more

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Does stuttering come from emotional problems as children?

Does stuttering come from emotional problems as children?

Mostly not: Stuttering is an inherited condition, but it can become worse when someone is under stress and time pressure. So, someone prone to stuttering is much more apt to do so when feeling the need to speak rapidly or worried about being teased or interrupted. ...Read more

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Is it possible to only have a stutter or stammer in certain situations like when a child is really emotional?

Is it possible to only have a stutter or stammer in certain situations like when a child is really emotional?

Yes: Absolutely. And this is, in my opinion, the best kind of stammer/stutter to have. After all who, amongst us all, is fully comfortable in all situations? If a situation "causes" a condition, "training" can just as easily "cure" it. Practice makes perfect... ...Read more

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