Normal disfluency is
stuttering that resolves on its own. It can be
hard to distinguish between normal disfluency and mild development
stuttering. The distinction is important because developmental stuttering
requires treatment in order for speech to improve.
When talking with a parent about a child's speech patterns, a health
professional may ask whether the child typically:
Parents may also be asked if their child sometimes:
The more positive answers a parent gives, the greater the likelihood
that stuttering is a chronic problem (developmental stuttering) rather than
August 13, 2010
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Robert M. Kroll, BsC, MSc, PhD - Speech Pathology
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