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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
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
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 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of smoothness: Production of language is quite complex. An idea is formed, then a verbal expression is developed in the language area of brain, but then the muscles of the mouth, throat, chest and diaphragm have to be in concert to produce the expressed output. If this concert is not smooth, what is produced is stutter or stammer, or dyspraxic speech. Calming and control may help. ...Read more
Treatment vs cure: One thing to note is that mild stuttering is normal up to about 5 yrs of age in some children. Severe stuttering may require evaluation and treatment earlier. If over 5 yr or severe, then speech therapist will help teach the person how to control. Cured... Maybe not, it might reappear in particularly stressful situations in some people, but controlled, yes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer