When a person has trouble speaking in a fluid, or flowing way, for example, he/she may say the whole word or parts of the word more than once, or pause awkwardly between words - it is termed as stuttering.
Types Of Stuttering :
Symptoms Of Stuttering
Frustration when attempting to communicate
Refusal to speak
Hesitation or pausing before starting to speak
Using extra sounds or words into sentences, such as 'uh' or 'mm'
Excessive blinking of eyes
Tension in the face and upper body
Repetition of words or phrases
Causes Of Stuttering
Family history of stuttering
Development during childhood
Being in contact with another stutter
Abnormalities in speech motor control
Diagnosis Of Stuttering
If your child or someone you know stutters, you should get help from a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), as early as possible. Because, it is important to intervene children or adults with stuttering at the earliest, as it not only affects the way a person speaks but also nurtures feelings like fear, shame, avoidance, isolation anxiety, guilt etc
Treatment For Stuttering
It can help interruptions in speech and improve one's self-confidence. Therapy focuses on controlling speech patterns by monitoring the rate of speech, breath support, and laryngeal tension.
Electronic devices: Various electronic devices are available to enhance fluency.
Parental involvement in practising techniques at home is a critical step in improving the child's stuttering.
Cognitive behavioural therapy:
This type of psychotherapy can help you learn to identify and change ways of thinking that might make stuttering worse.