WHAT IS STUTTERING:
Stuttering is a speech disorder that causes interruptions in the rhythm or flow of speech.
The 3 types of stuttering are developmental stuttering, neurogenic stuttering, and
psychogenic stuttering. The exact cause of stuttering is unknown.
If a child has been stuttering for less than 6 months, it may resolve on its own.
If a child has been stuttering for 6-12 months and is showing risk factors, therapy may be required.
If a child has been stuttering for 12 months or more, therapy may be required.
TYPES OF DISFLUENCIES WITH STUTTERING:
- Part-word repetitions: That is m-m-m-mine
- Syllable word repetitions: Go-go-go away
- Prolonged sounds: Mmmmilk
- Blocks or stops: I want (pause) that
TYPICAL DISFLUENCIES LESS LIKELY TO BE A STUTTER:
- Adding interjections: I um need to go
- Repeating phrases: “We will, we will go”
- Revising or changing words in a sentence: I
need – I lost my toy”
- Not finishing a thought: “I put it… I can’t