Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Angel | 2009-02-18

Q.

4 yr old stutters alot!

Hi, I have a 4 yr old, he speaks well &  is very intelligent for his age, but he stutters alot. Is it normal? Will he outgrow it? Please advise.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Stuttering in young children is often only a temporary problem. It is always best to see a speech therapist now.

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Posted by: Cindy | 2009-02-19

Hi Angel
My 3 year old girlie had the same problem and i was also concerned and contacted Health24 for advise. Doctor also advised that it' s normal in children that age. I used to stop her sentence when she stuttered and tell her to say the word properly. She had to say the word right before i would let her speak on. Eventually the stutter just went away and she' s talking perfectly normal now.
Good luck

Reply to Cindy
Posted by: Angel | 2009-02-19

Why does he stutter? Do you know what causes the stuttering? Can you recommend a speech therapist in P.E.

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