Talking is something we often take for granted – especially those of us who love to chat! But talking to people can be hard when you stutter. You might get stuck on certain words, or find yourself repeating or prolonging sounds and unable to speak fluidly.
Stuttering is actually a pretty common problem that can affect toddlers, teens, and can even develop later in life. King George VI famously spoke with a stutter, which made him reluctant to appear in public or give speeches where his stuttering might be on display. (Good thing he had a massive Palace to live in!)
Kids who stutter can get frustrated, be left out of peer groups, and find it hard to get help in class. School can be challenging enough, let alone when your child can’t get the words out!
If your child has a stutter, or if you stutter yourself, speech pathologists can help. Let’s find out how.