Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Eve | 2008/10/18


Stuttering 3 Year old

My son will be 3 and a half in dec and we are a bit concerned.he started stuttering just a few words about 5 weeks ago. We just ignored it hoping if we did make a fuss it would right it self. But it seems to be happening more often. We do not have a history of stuttering on either sides of our family. He will for example say this this this is for my brother jordan or we are swimming ininin the pool. He is advanced in most things for his age and his speach before this was fine - no stuttering at all. He is very verbal and outgoing - he is always involved in any conversation and enjoys interacting verbally with anyone. It does seem to happen when he is tired or excited. should we be concerned and if so who is the right person to speek to? Are we doing the right thing by ignoring it for now? your advice would be greatly appreciated doc

Expert's Reply



Stuttering at this age is very common and in most cases is a temporary problem.You are handling your son's stuttering correctly.If his problem persists after another 6 months please take him to see a speech therapist.

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Posted by: concerned | 2008/10/21

Hi my son has the exact same problem he will be 3 Nov. I already made an appointment with a speech therapist because i' m affraid that he wont grow out of it.

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