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How long does stuttering last?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Stuttering
For most cases, stuttering will cease in childhood with the intervention of speech patholoogist in school.
For others it will persist into adulthood until treatment is instituted by a speech and language therapist.

In brief: Stuttering
For most cases, stuttering will cease in childhood with the intervention of speech patholoogist in school.
For others it will persist into adulthood until treatment is instituted by a speech and language therapist.
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
In brief: Variable
Stuttering or speech disfluency is a common problem. 5% of children in the USA have a period of stuttering with about 1% going on to have a lasting problem. If your child begins stuttering after age 4, stutters for more than 6 months or is extremely bothered by the stuttering consult your doctor. A helpful website is www.
stutteringhelp.org. We do not know what causes stuttering.

In brief: Variable
Stuttering or speech disfluency is a common problem. 5% of children in the USA have a period of stuttering with about 1% going on to have a lasting problem. If your child begins stuttering after age 4, stutters for more than 6 months or is extremely bothered by the stuttering consult your doctor. A helpful website is www.
stutteringhelp.org. We do not know what causes stuttering.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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