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How do I tell the difference between stuttering and normal learning to talk?

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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
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In brief: Don't Wait, Evaluate

Stuttering - tend to repeat syllables four or more times (a-a-a-a-as opposed to once or twice for normal).
They mmmay also prolong sounds. & stuttering kids react - blinking, side glances, raising voice pitch. True stuttering is frequent, >3% of the speech. Normal? > when tired, anxious, or excited. Stuttering? Most of the time - & concerned, frustrated or embarrassed. Any ? Evaluate now not later.

In brief: Don't Wait, Evaluate

Stuttering - tend to repeat syllables four or more times (a-a-a-a-as opposed to once or twice for normal).
They mmmay also prolong sounds. & stuttering kids react - blinking, side glances, raising voice pitch. True stuttering is frequent, >3% of the speech. Normal? > when tired, anxious, or excited. Stuttering? Most of the time - & concerned, frustrated or embarrassed. Any ? Evaluate now not later.
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics

In brief: Time

Stuttering, hesitation, mispronunciation of letters, misuse of words, made up words, are all part of learning to talk.
If they persist over time, they are a problem. If they gradually fade as the child learns, you don't need to worry.

In brief: Time

Stuttering, hesitation, mispronunciation of letters, misuse of words, made up words, are all part of learning to talk.
If they persist over time, they are a problem. If they gradually fade as the child learns, you don't need to worry.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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