When should I worry about my child’s stuttering?

When should I worry about my child’s stuttering?

Many children repeat words or phrases as they learn to talk or when they are excited or tired. Stuttering is also more likely to occur in children who are under a lot of stress, for example, after starting a new day care, moving, birth of a new sibling, etc. Stuttering can happen for short periods of time and then disappear. However, if you notice that this is happening frequently and for more than 4-5 months, you should have your child evaluated by a speech language pathologist.

Check out the link below to find out 7 tips for talking with your child. It’s even printable so you can share this resource with others!

http://www.stutteringhelp.org/sites/default/files/Migrate/seven_tips_for_parents4_08.pdf

Jennifer, SLP

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