Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Liezl | 2012/06/25

Q.

stuttering

Please tell me: my two year old daughter suddenly started stuttering. She spoke normally before. Would this be transient dysfluency? Do I just leave her to start speaking normally again? She doesn''t stutter all the time. What should I do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Stuttering for a short time is very common at this age.The vast majority of these children soon stop stuttering and no speech therapy is needed. If your daughter is still stuttering in 3 months time it would be best to ask a speech therapist to see her.

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