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Speech Irregularities in Early Childhood

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May 2, 2012  |  Child Health, Disabilities, Early Intervention  |  Comments Off on Speech Irregularities in Early Childhood  |  Share

Distinguishing stuttering from age-typical speech disfluency: Many young children experience speech disfluency, especially during a period of rapid language development. Near the onset of stuttering, parents need to be reassured and given enough information so that they will feel comfortable with a period of monitoring.

We don’t want to tell them to ignore the stuttering, but we do want to reduce the amount of focus and anxiety around the stuttering. Discover what may be helpful for parents before they see a Speech-Language Pathologist. Read more by Margaret Jah, ARNP, in Child Health Notes . . .