What Is Stammering / Stuttering?
Stammering so called Stuttering is a developmental disorder with onset in early childhood. An adult who has not overcome his stuttering may continue to stutter in adulthood. Occasionally, stuttering may also occur in an adult consequent to psychological stress or neurological insult.
Dysfluencies in speech are usually noticeable in most children after the second birthday. But, when word repetition (car, car, car gone) sound prolongation (ca…..r) syllable repetitions (ca..ca..ca….r) and pauses make the child unable to convey what he wants, or if the child / parent are worried about the disfluencies, then it is necessary to consult a speech language pathologist. Treatment is best initiated at the earliest. See FAQ for more information on stuttering.