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Posted by: Tikka | 2008/06/18

3 years old

My Boy is now 3. Two months back we were involved in a armed robbery by 3 men in our house. He has not shown any effects from that night. He recently started to stutter, but only when he is in a difficult position ( When we dissipline him but no hitting). Do i need to take him to a speech therapist of a pshycologist?

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Hard to say, but here goes : The stuttering may have arisen completely unrelated to the robbery, or the robbery might be relevant. As the Psychologist can help determine that, and deal with the trauma is that is where the problem lies ( and the speech therapist can only deal with the stuttering as such ) maybe start with the child psychologist, though both may be needed to clear this up efficiently

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