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Stuttering is a problem that affects the flow of your speech. If you stutter, you may

  • Make certain words sound longer than they should be
  • Find it hard to start a new word
  • Repeat words or parts of words
  • Get tense when you try to speak. You may blink your eyes rapidly, or your lips and jaw may tremble as you struggle to get the words out.

Stuttering can affect anyone. It is most common in young children who are still learning to speak. Boys are three times more likely to stutter than girls. Most children stop stuttering as they grow older. Less than 1 percent of adults stutter.

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  1. Stuttering (National Library of Medicine)  
    Stuttering is a problem that affects the flow of your speech. If you stutter, you may Make ... as you struggle to get the words out. Stuttering can affect anyone. It is most common in ...
  2. Children and stuttering; Speech disfluency; Stammering ... children) ages 2 to 5 will develop some stuttering during their childhood. It may last for several ...
  3. Stuttering From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)  
    Home Health Info Voice, Speech and Language Stuttering Stuttering On this page: What is stuttering? Who stutters? ... Where can I get additional information? What is stuttering? Structures involved in speech and voice production. View ...
  4. If You Think Your Child Is Stuttering... (Stuttering Foundation of America)  
    Tweet If You Think Your Child Is Stuttering... Parents of Preschoolers Parents of School-Age Children Just for Kids Teens Adults Teachers Speech-Language Pathologists Physicians Employers Download PDF of brochure ...
  5. Researcher Story: Stuttering Video From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    ... Have a Question In the News Researcher Story: Stuttering In a 2010 movie, The King’s Speech, many ... effects of the disorder. How Do Researchers Study Stuttering? A large portion of the family clustering of ...
  6. Stuttering (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... Sports: Keeping Kids Safe Concussions: What to Know Stuttering KidsHealth > Parents > Emotions & Behavior > Behavior > Stuttering Print A ... can help your child overcome it. What Causes Stuttering? Experts think that a variety of factors contribute ...
  7. Neurogenic Stuttering (Stuttering Foundation of America)  
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  8. Stuttering and Tourette's Syndrome (Stuttering Foundation of America)  
    Tweet Stuttering and Tourette's Syndrome Parents of Preschoolers Parents of School-Age Children Just for Kids Teens Adults Teachers ... to 3 people in 1000. Just as in stuttering, TS is more common in males than females ( ...
  9. Stuttering and the Bilingual Child (Stuttering Foundation of America)  
    Tweet Stuttering and the Bilingual Child Parents of Preschoolers Parents of School-Age Children Just for Kids Teens Adults ... children who are in the beginning stages of stuttering will show an increase in stuttering when they ...
  10. Stuttering Foundation of America (Stuttering Foundation of America)  
    ... Gord Lane is a Perennial All-Star The stuttering community would like to honor Gord Lane as an all-star whose openness about his stuttering during his days with the Islanders put a ...
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