Stutters come in a variety of degrees and their origin is often hard to detect, although most will be due to genetics, familial pressures or stress, child development delay, or problems with motor planning.
It is often accompanied by anxiety because a child is fearful of being judged by their teachers, fellow students and others they encounter.
A stutter may not be continuous, which unfortunately has the ability to make parents think the issue will resolve itself or encourage their denial. But with a stutter, a child can lose the self-confidence to speak to his peers and hinder classroom participation.
If your child is experiencing any form of stutter disrupting their normal flow of speaking, contact The Speech & Language Centers of Excellence for an evaluation.
Cluttering is another type of fluency disorder, where the individual speaks at a fast pace and irregularly. As a result, words are slurred together or syllables are absent entirely.
If you have any questions or want to schedule an evaluation, contact The Speech & Language Centers of Excellence.