Stuttering causes problems with maintaining regular fluency and flow of speech, leading to involuntary repetitions, prolongations, and blocks when speaking. These symptoms can significantly impact a patient’s ability to communicate effectively and with confidence. While many speech therapy treatments are successful, such as an auditory feedback device, understanding the nuances of stuttering types will ensure proper treatment and long-term results.

Types of Stuttering

Our specialists at SpeechEasy break stuttering into three main types based on their underlying causes and characteristics.

Developmental Stuttering

Developmental stuttering, often referred to as childhood stuttering, is the most common type of stuttering. It typically emerges during early childhood when language and speech skills are developing.


  • Usually occurs between the ages of 2 and 5
  • Fluctuates in severity
  • May resolve spontaneously in some cases
  • Can be influenced by genetics and family history

Neurogenic Stuttering

Neurogenic stuttering arises due to neurological factors, often resulting from brain injuries, strokes, or other trauma that affects the brain’s speech centers. Unlike developmental stuttering, neurogenic stuttering tends to appear suddenly in adulthood.


  • Caused by neurological damage or dysfunction
  • Can occur after traumatic injuries, infections, or drug abuse
  • Onset is sudden and unrelated to childhood development (often known as adult-onset stuttering)
  • Often accompanied by other speech and language deficits

Psychogenic Stuttering

Psychogenic stuttering, though rare, stems from psychological factors and can be triggered by emotional or psychological stress. This type of stuttering might emerge suddenly or develop gradually in response to traumatic events, anxiety, or other psychological challenges.


  • Triggered by psychological or emotional factors
  • Not associated with neurological or developmental causes
  • Speech disruptions may vary in frequency and intensity
  • Addressing underlying psychological issues is crucial for treatment

Our Innovative Approach

Our team is here to help transform patients’ lives through our innovative delayed auditory feedback device. Our tailored solutions use real-time feedback and traditional speech fluency-enhancing exercises to help patients understand their stutter triggers and physiological responses. Whether we’re addressing developmental, neurogenic, or psychogenic stuttering, our auditory feedback device can adapt to each patient’s unique needs.

Consider Our Auditory Feedback Device

We recognize that not all stuttering is the same, and each patient needs a personalized treatment approach. Our specialists will provide the best solutions to help patients reach their fullest potential. Our auditory feedback device can target various types of stuttering, letting patients improve their fluency and confidence when speaking despite the severity of their symptoms. Explore all of our speech device types to find your best fit and get started on your journey to fluent speech.

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