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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Sam | 2004/12/08

Q.

Stuttering in toddlers

Is it normal for a 2 year old to start stuttering?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Most children stutter at times, especially when they are excited or nervous. The best is not to draw too much attention to it and to encourage your child to repeat it again slowly. It is important to encourage a good self image and self confidence.

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Posted by: CHER | 2004/12/14

MY DAUGHTER IS 3 1/2 AND DOES THIS
STUTTERING THING ALL OF A SUDDEN
WHERE SHE SOUNDS LIKE A SKIPPED RECORD.
WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN??

CHERI

Reply to CHER
Posted by: Nuffing | 2004/12/08

Yes I believe so.

Both my sons went through stuttering phases at about 2.5 which lasted a month or 2 and then stopped, and a freind of mine's daughter had the same thing.

It seems to be pretty prevalent. Don't stress about it, and don't make the child self consious about it, just ignore it and it will most likely go away in a few weeks or months...

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