Many young children go through a period where they may seem to stutter by repeating syllables, words or phrases. This is often a normal part of speech and language development. In some cases, a true stutter may begin to develop. Early intervention is of utmost importance. If you think your child may be stuttering, it is important to contact a speech-language pathologist for an evaluation.
If your child is stuttering or is at risk for developing a stutter, intervention may be recommended. In some cases this may take the form of teaching parents ways to help their child. In other cases it is beneficial to work directly with the child. After spending time with you and your child, I will help you to determine whether intervention is needed and to decide which approach would likely be most beneficial at this time.
For additional information, visit The Stuttering Foundation website.