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My child is age 3 ½ and lately has been stuttering a lot. I keep telling her to “slow down and think”. What else can I do?

November 2, 2015

Between ages 2½-5, when children are learning how to speak, 25% of children will display dysfluencies. It is best addressed by not bringing any attention or saying anything about the dysfluencies present. If your child develops what we call “secondary characteristics” such as eye-blinking, foot stamping or facial grimaces or if the stuttering gets worse, the dysfluencies should be addressed by a speech therapist.