Stuttering signs and symptoms: In addition to being aware of repetitions, prolongations, and blocks, you need to evaluate when the stuttering is happening. For example, is it in certain situations? Certain syllables or words?
Mild stuttering is usually considered when the child exhibits facial muscle and body tension, vocal pitch rises, are much more noticeable in conversation. Severe stuttering is seen when a child's speech is characterized by 10% or more dysfluencies. A child with severe stuttering will tend to use circumlocution, which is talking "around words." The child will attempt to use other words in place of the intended word in order to avoid a dysfluency.
Please call our Brooklyn Speech Therapy center for comprehensive evaluation and treatment of stuttering.
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