• Seeking Treatment for Stuttering

    What Causes Stuttering? There is a genetic component to stuttering. The origins are related to the way a child’s brain develops neural pathways for speech and language. Children undergo rapid development of speech during the preschool years; this is when stuttering can start to occur. The brain’s neural networks that are involved in speech can […]

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  • Stuttering in Children

    A child who stutters repeats or prolongs sounds, syllables, or words. There are several types of stuttering, including developmental, neurogenic, and psychogenic. Developmental stuttering usually occurs between ages 2 and 5. It may happen when a child’s speech and language development lags behind what they want to say. Neurogenic stuttering may happen after a brain […]

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  • Raising Concerns About Speech and Language Development

    If you find yourself worried about the speech and/or language development of a loved one’s child, it can be hard to voice those concerns for fear of upsetting a parent. However, it is in the child’s best interest to have any speech/language issues identified and treated as early as possible. Here is what you should […]

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  • Speech and Language Milestones

    Before raising any concerns about speech and language development, you may want to learn about the milestones that a child should be reaching at each age. Keep in mind that children develop at their own rate and they may not have all the skills until the end of the age range. Birth to One Year […]

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  • Facts About Stuttering

    Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations, or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. Here are a few facts about stuttering: Stuttering usually begins in childhood, between the ages of 2 and 5. As many as 80% of young children who begin to stutter eventually stop […]

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  • 5 Myths About Children’s Stuttering

    Learning that your child has a stutter can be very scary, but it is also very common. There may be some things you are worried about, but let us clear up those myths for you: My Child’s Stutter is a Problem Stuttering is a normal phase that many children go through when they are learning […]

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  • What People Who Stutter Wish You Knew

    There are many preconceived notions about stuttering that many people who don’t stutter do not understand. Those who do not stutter likely have many questions, or maybe they are just wondering how to handle certain situations. Let us clear the air: It’s Not Nerves Everyone can trip over their words a bit when they get […]

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  • Reasons to be Positive About Stuttering

    When you are constantly working so hard to overcome your worries about stuttering, you can sometimes forget the positive side of things. People who stutter want to feel good about their daily speaking interactions; we don’t want stuttering to hold us back. Look on the bright side: Personal Development-Oriented People who stutter strive to break […]

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  • The Logical Levels

    The Logical Levels, a concept formulated by Gregory Bateson, describes that our environment is where we behave, have capabilities, and form beliefs and an identity. Each level flows to another. What does this have to do with stuttering? Environment The environment consists of where, when, and with whom. It is the places you talk in […]

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  • Public Speaking with a Stutter

    Public speaking can be a gigantic step for someone who stutters. It can already be scary speaking to strangers in everyday situations, but imagine standing in front of hundreds, maybe even thousands of them. However, it doesn’t always have to be a huge crowd. Your version of public speaking may occur at work during a […]

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