Posted by: LD | 2008/10/16

A three year old Stammer/Stutter

A three year old Stammer/Stutter when she speaks, especially when it is something new or long . Is this a problem and if it is can it be treated.

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Hallo LD
The earlier you get her to a speech therapist the better - they get teased at school and one needs to help them correct this as soon as possible.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: LD | 2008/10/16


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Posted by: speech therapist | 2008/10/16

This is probably part of her normal speech development. As the child wants to communiate more, she has all these thought she wants to put into words, but she may not have a large enough vocabulary just yet, to express these thoughts and also, her speech musculature (tongue, lips,etc) has not yet reached the level of fine motor development required to speak as quickly as she wants to. You only need to worry at this stage if she is demonstrating extreme tension in the stammer and she is not speaking because she is afraid of stammering. Otherwise, relax, DO NOT react to the stammer at all and accept it as part of the child at this stage.

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