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My Child Stut-Te-Te-Ters... What Can I Do?

Stuttering, a communication disorder, can affect your child’s social skills and self-esteem. Find out how speech therapy can help eliminate this problem.

By Dr Ruby Sunny

There are different types of speech disorders in children, and one of the more common ones is stammering, also known as stuttering. A form of dysfluency, stammering refers to an interruption in the flow of speech. It usually starts in children between the age of two and six years since that is the stage when their language skills are still developing. These children are likely to face difficulties uttering certain syllables, words or phrases; or they may make no sounds; or they may prolong the sounds.

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