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Stuttering: Signs, Causes and How to Help Children

Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions (li-li-like this), prolongations (lllllike this), or abnormal stoppages (no sound) of sounds and syllables. There may also be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak. Stuttering is also referred to as stammering. Fluency is the flow of speech. Fluent speech is smooth, forward-moving, unhesitant and effortless speech. There is no single cause of stuttering. There are several factors that likely play into the cause of stuttering: genetics, child’s language skills, environmental factors and temperament. Approximately 60% of children who stutter have a … Continue reading

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