Stuttering
Stuttering Specialist

Stuttering

What is Stuttering?

Stuttering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by repetitions, prolongations, or abnormal stoppages (no sound) of sound and syllables. Stuttering may be accompanied by motor (nonverbal) behaviors such as eye blinking, head movements, tongue clicking etc.

How Many People Stutter?

Approximately 1% of the U.S. population stutters.

Can stuttering be treated?

"Yes, there are a variety of successful approaches for treating both children and adults."[1]

Who should be seen for a fluency (stuttering) evaluation?

If the stuttering persists beyond three to six months or is particularly severe or if there is a parental concern, a stuttering evaluation is recommended.

[1] Stuttering Foundation of America. http://www.stuttersfa.org/Default.aspx?tabid=17

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