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Red Flags

Your child may have a fluency/stuttering problem if:

  • He/she repeats syllables or whole words (ex. t t test)
  • Uses interjections ā€“ he/she uses too many fillers (ex. um, uh,)
  • He/she sometimes drags out the sounds in words (ex. sā€”-un, baaall)
  • He/she is aware of a stuttering problem
  • He/she hesitates on words
  • He/she shows additional signs of struggle (ex. eye blinks, tapping finger/feet, * poor eye contact, facial grimaces)

Therapy

Traditional therapy approach includes:

  • Relaxation
  • Breathing techniques
  • Using easy onset of speech
  • Using slow, stretched rates

Parental Suggestions

  • Do not interrupt/rush/criticize he/she when speaking
  • Do not finish his/her sentence
  • Model slow easy speech
  • Do not force him/her to speak in stressful situations