Stuttering or Stammering
Stuttering is a disruption of fluent or smooth speech.
This disruption, or dysfluency, can sometimes not only be heard, but also be seen.
You may hear:
- Initial sound repetition ("P-p-put it over there.")
- Partial-word repetition ("Can I have some wa-wa-water?")
- Prolongations ("Come at sssssseven o'clock.")
- Interjections ("My um, um, um, mother said...")
You may also observe:
- Tension in the speaker's body
- Effortful breathing (excessive shoulder and chest movement) during speech
- Increased eye blinking during speech
- Looking around or avoiding eye contact when speaking
Stuttering can have a large impact on the way your child participates in school, socializes with peers, or even interacts at home. At Wonderspeak, we understand how stuttering can effect a child's relationships and are here to help. We will assess your child's speech and create a customized goal plan, providing strategies that target your child's specific difficulties. We also provide training for parents or caregivers so that you may learn how to better communicate with your child and help foster their fluent speech in a variety of contexts.
Every child has a voice.
Let us help your child find theirs.