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Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Overview)

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 sounds, also called "disfluencies."


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My cousin stutters when he speaks? What can he do?

My cousin stutters when he speaks? What can he do?

See a psychologist.: Encourage him to see a psychologist or other trained mental health professional for an evaluation. Therapy includes speech therapy, reduction of fears and anxiety, improvement in self-esteem and improvement in communication skills. Rarely, medications have been used to treat stuttering but there are no fda approved drugs yet for this condition. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Lefer
102 doctors shared insights

Stuttering (Overview)

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 sounds, also called "disfluencies."


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How long does stuttering last?

How long does stuttering last?

A few months: Stuttering, is most often noticed in children between 2 and 3 years of age, which may persist a few months. Referral for speech evaluation is recommended if a child has positive family history or demonstrates any of the following: prolonged stuttering over 6 months, avoiding talking, tense pauses in speech, or extrinsic facial or body movements while talking. ...Read more

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Can stuttering be a symptom of epileptic seizures?

Can stuttering be a symptom of epileptic seizures?

No stuttering is not: Stuttering is not a symptom of epileptic seizure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stuttering?

STUTTERING: The child cannot talk straight, repeats words, pauses and then try to continue talking again. ...Read more

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Do you know how to stop stuttering?

Do you know how to stop stuttering?

Stuttering: Disruption in fluency of speech, stuttering, is most often noticed in children between 2 and 3 years of age, which may persist a few months. Referral for speech evaluation is recommended if a child has positive family history or demonstrates any of the following: prolonged stuttering over 6 months, avoiding talking, tense pauses in speech, or extrinsic facial or body movements while talking. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can cause stuttering all of the sudden?

Neurogenic stutter-: ing can be caused by a variety of injuries or diseases of the Central Nervous System. See http://www.stutteringhelp.org/neurogenic-stuttering. Psychogenic stuttering could follow an anxiety-provoking event, especially in a person with a prior history of speech/language disorders. Stuttering during " the age of dysfluency", 2-5 years, of sudden or gradual onset, may go away on its own within 6 mos. ...Read more

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

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