Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Concerned Mother | 2017/08/22

Q.

Stutter.

Good day Dr. I hope you can shed some light on my concern. My son is 4 years old, he all of a sudden started stuttering, not sure if its just a phase or a concern. But I notice it the start of a conversation and in the middle. He is repeating the words or dragging them in his sentences, he also pulls his face as if one can see he is trying to say the words but it wont come out quick enough, He is very clever and his never ever had a problem talking. from an early age he could talk in sentences that was understandable, but earlier this month started to do this. He has difficulty saying I, you, We. Im not sure what to do, how do I handle this? Do I take him to see someone? Im not to sure, what I can do to help him or ease the situation, I spoke to his teacher she did mention in his class there is a child that stutters, but I dont think he is pretending to do this just because of his class mate.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2017/08/23

It is very common for children at this age to quite suddenly develop a stutter. The reason for this is not always obvious. The good news is that in most cases the stutter is only temporary and does not last very long. You should definitely take your son to be seen by a speech therapist.

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