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What are the symptoms of stuttering?

What are the symptoms of stuttering?

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

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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What therapy can minimize the symptoms of stuttering?

What therapy can minimize the symptoms of stuttering?

Diff for Each person: Go watch "the king's speech" dvd and watch the special features. Churchill also stuttered and helped himself. It is often worse with nerves and anxiety, and interestingly many stutterers don't do it when they sing. It takes focus, determination, time and guidance, and usually working with somebody (speech therapist) with experience in helping others with same or similar problems. ...Read more

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Can stroke influence speech patterns? What are the symptoms of stroke and does it cause stuttering?

Yes to speech: A stroke can cause changes in speech if it affects speech centers in the brain. This includes sudden onset of stuttering. Stroke can present with myriad of symptoms ranging from death to the inability to move parts of the body to changes in behavior. The hallmark is the symptoms usually occur suddenly at the time of the stroke. ...Read more

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My parents do not believe I have stuttering when i blatantly display the symptom countless times. What to do?

Handle it yourself: If you are really thirty, arrange to see a speech & language specialist and deal with it yourself. If you have a kid with it, arrange for the kid to be assessed & treated. The only person that needs this to be addressed is you. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my child he is two and a half with advanced language skills. He started stuttering severely and had joint pain and cold symptoms left untreated for 5 weeks. Then got amoxicillen for 10 days and quit stuttering and was fine for 2 weeks.

What is wrong with my child he is two and a half with advanced language skills. He started stuttering severely and had joint pain and cold symptoms left untreated for 5 weeks.  Then got amoxicillen for 10 days and quit stuttering and was fine for 2 weeks.

Stress response: An infection or illness can put a strain/stress on our body. This extra stress can cause young children to have a temporary change in behavior, or even a temporary regression in their development. This often goes back to normal once the stressor has been eliminated. I am happy that your son is back to himself! ...Read more

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How to stop stuttering?

Speech therapy: Speech therapy can be very effective see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is stuttering hereditary?

No: Not hereditary in a mendelian sense, but genetic predisposition has been identified in some families. ...Read more

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