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What causes a child to start stuttering?

What causes a child to start 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

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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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

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Who can help my child if he stutters?

Stuttering: Speech pathologist should be your first stop. ...Read more

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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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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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How do I keep from stuttering?

Speech therapy: Speech therapy can be very effective in the majority of cases. ...Read more

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Is tgsre a way to stop stuttering?

Stuttering: Stuttering is most of the times seen with anxiety. Sometimes taking anti anxiety medication can help stuttering as well as speech therapy. ...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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What causes stuttering, is there any kind of cure?

What causes stuttering, is there any kind of cure?

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

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Why do I stutter ?

Multiple causes: Could be due to genetic make up, like run in some families--or previous brain injuries--or develomental early on during speech acuisition and outgrown as child grew--also some emotional trauma cause stuttering. ...Read more

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Why do I often stutter?

Anxiety: Or nervousness s the most common reason... Consider finding a homeopathic doctor . Here are natural remedies that can help with that. ...Read more

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What triggers a stutter?

Usually anxiety, if : it's not a Speech Sound Disorder from childhood. Seek referral to a Speech-Language Therapist & to a psychologist for treatment, once your doctor has ruled out neurological & other medical causes for adult-onset stuttering. ...Read more

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How can I prevent stuttering?

Speech therapy: Are you asking for yourself of a child? Speech therapy may help with stuttering in adult. Here is an article for children:https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/nl/432446/ba1c2b42-62e0-47c5-a021-4bf1f3b6bdcc/ I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is there a cure for stuttering?

Is there a cure for stuttering?

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 more

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Could anxiety cause stuttering?

Could anxiety cause stuttering?

Anxiety could: Contribute to stuttering ; some other speech problems. ...Read more