There is no clear cause for stuttering, or fluency disorder. Some possible causes include family history of stuttering, or differences in the brain. 75% of children who demonstrate stuttering behaviors experience developmental stuttering, which is likely to correct on its own without intervention.
Children typically begin stuttering between 2 and 6 years-old. A stutter that begins after age 3 ½ is more likely to persist. Other risk factors include:
Moments of stuttering, or “disfluencies,” can be:
Fluency disorders require a skilled speech-language pathologist to manage and treat. While there is no “cure” for stuttering, stuttering modification techniques and fluency shaping can help individuals learn to manage their stutter and communicate with greater ease and less frustration.
Stuttering therapy is perfect for online teletherapy, as clients are able to be matched with an experienced therapist and not just whichever therapist lives closest to their home. For children who stutter, teletherapy allows the whole family to be educated and involved in enhancing treatment outcomes. For adults who stutter, individualized treatment plans and home exercise programs are designed to help meet functional goals.
If you or a family member are experiencing difficulties with stuttering, contact Expressable for a free consultation and get started with your personalized therapy plan.
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