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Are There Any Medications That Can Help Kids From 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband stuttering and supposly his father did not anymore if we have a child is going to stuttering?
STUTTERING: It is not hereditary to stutter. Happens only when someone is nervous or uneasy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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