Is a speech disorder involving frequent problems with the normal fluency and flow of speech.
There are different types of stuttering
- Prolonging a word within speech (“coooooookie”)
- Repetitions (“co-co-co-cookie”)
- Blocks (“I want a………..cookie”)
Patterns of speech disfluency usually becomes more noticeable in children ranging ages 2-6. Children may have normal disfluencies as they begin speaking and can last for up to 6 months.
Seeking treatment when disfluencies have lasted longer than 6 months provide the opportunity for the child to learn new speaking strategies helping to retrain their brain.
What is Treatment
Speech therapy involves identifying the type of stutter or disfluency. Then providing the child with strategies to speak more intelligibly, and the family with helpful information to use at home to reinforce the therapy sessions.
The Cole Center believes that every child deserves to have the opportunity to be heard and understood.
Let us know if we can be helpful in unlocking your child’s voice. 330-836-8090
By Katie Douglas, MA, SLP
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