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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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Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stammering (Definition)

stammer — or to have a stammer — is to speak haltingly and to have trouble getting the words out. A stammer is also called a "stutter." Stammering (or stuttering) has a couple of related meanings. A stammer is a serious problem for some people who ...Read more


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Are there any cures for stuttering or stammering?

There is help: If there is not an underlying physical cause and it is mostly emotional then there are things that can help. Homeopathic remedies can help (find a trained practitioner). Hypnosis and biofeedback can help as well. Also consult with a chinese medicine practitioner and see what they have to offer. ...Read more

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Are there some devices that help stuttering/stammering?

Speech therapy: I do not know it any devices.. If you have a significant issue see a speech therapist for therapy a strategies to reduce problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any devices that stop stuttering/stammering?

You can read about : the pros & cons of electronic devices like SpeechEasy on http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/pages/stutter.aspx. There are no long-term scientific studies yet to show consistent efficacy in "real world" situations. They are very expensive & require a great deal of conditioning. Commercially, they are not marketed as a cure. There are more testimonials than scientific proof at this time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some devices that stop stuttering/stammering?

Patience: No device will help with stuttering. A good resource is the stuttering foundation which you can find online. Most important thing is to not draw attention to to it in any way. Essentially, ignore that it is there and allow the child to finish speaking without interruption. Make sure there Is not something stressful in the child's life that might be leading to the stuttering. ...Read more

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Are there cures for stuttering or stammering? I notice mine is worsening.

Are there cures for stuttering or stammering?  I notice mine is worsening.

Stuttering: Seek help from a psycologist to help you to reduce stress and also condult a speech therapist to help yoy. ...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 there a connection between anxiety and stuttering, stammering?

Is there a connection between anxiety and stuttering, stammering?

Yes and no.: Anxiety can produce stuttering - & stuttering certainly produces anxiety. But speech dysfluencies can &often do exist independently of underlying anxiety. To me, stuttering is one of the more difficult conditions to treat. And it can be heartbreaking. A comprehensive approach is essential. Too often, meds are not considered, but they should be, if only for the secondary anxiety involved. ...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