Helping Children Who Stutter

Stuttering is a chronic condition in which children have good days and bad days. There may be days where the stuttering will become very mild and then flair up with stress.

According to experts, stuttering is usually not a concern so long as it doesn’t persist for more than two to three months or at least gradually improve during that time period. Here are some tips parents can use for their child:

  • Avoid correcting or interrupting him/her when he/she is speaking.
  • Do not ask the child to repeat himself/herself or ask the child to slow down when speaking.
  • Be sure to talk to your child slowly and clearly and provide ample time to finish what he/she is trying to say.
  • Talk to your child a lot by discussing his day, narrating out loud the things you are doing and reading books.
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