What Causes Stuttering In Adults?

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Definition

Stuttering is a speech disorder in which sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or last longer than normal. These problems cause a break in the flow of speech (called disfluency).


Alternative Names

Children and stuttering; Speech disfluency; Stammering


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

About 5% of children (1 out of every 20 children) aged 2 - 5 will develop some stuttering during their childhood. It may last for several weeks to several years.

For a small number of children (less than...

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