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St...st... stuttering is a
disturbance of speech closely linked with left
handedness and emotional stress. It is a performance
anxiety disorder and not usually caused by organic
nervous disease. It is known to begin at 2 or
3 when the child is learning to speak. Boys suffer
4 times more often that girls. Stuttering could
also be hereditary.
Pauses in speech which may be filled with hisses
or grunts. Repetition and difficulty in pronouncing
words beginning with b,d,l,k,p & q. Associated
facial contortions or erratic limb movements,
Avoid making your child anxious about his performance.
He could grow-up troubled and inhibited. Mild
stuttering tends to disappear on its own. When
stuttering occurs in left-handed children who
have been made to shift to right-handedness, a
switch back to the original produces great improvement.
Sometimes, stuttering can be caused by larynx
disorder. Medicines help, but in a limited way.
Check with your doctor. He may suggest an ENT
specialist, speech therapist or a child psychiatrist.