Stammering is sometimes referred to as stuttering. Speech and Language Therapists often refer to it as dysfluency. This is because the flow of speech is not fluent.
Many young children go through a period of ‘non-fluency’ while their speech and language is developing. This period of dysfluent often disappears when speech and language skills have developed and are established. However, in some children dysfluent talking can persist. This can lead to low confidence, being teased at school and avoiding speaking to others.
Stammering can present in several ways, these can include –
Speech and Language Therapists can help a child and parents to deal with these difficulties. Some Speech and Language Therapists have specialist training and can deliver specific programs devised to help stammering.
Speech and Language Therapists can help a child with these difficulties by –
Last updated: January 26th, 2018