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Is stuttering hereditary?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Not hereditary in a mendelian sense, but genetic predisposition has been identified in some families.

In brief: No
Not hereditary in a mendelian sense, but genetic predisposition has been identified in some families.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: Partly
Stuttering is more common in boys, and a strong family history has been noticed in those who continue to stutter over 6 months.
Transient (developmental) stuttering is very common in children aged between 2 and 5 when language acquisition is fast. The children who stutter over 6 months, repeat part or whole word, avoid talking, should be referred to specialist.

In brief: Partly
Stuttering is more common in boys, and a strong family history has been noticed in those who continue to stutter over 6 months.
Transient (developmental) stuttering is very common in children aged between 2 and 5 when language acquisition is fast. The children who stutter over 6 months, repeat part or whole word, avoid talking, should be referred to specialist.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
Thank
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