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Child has stammering, told self corrective, recently started stammer. What to do?

My son started stammering at the age of 3 and still continuing occasionally. He his now 6 yrs old. We consulted with many pediatrician as well as speech therapist about this. Doctors said that he will overcome when he grows up. While speech therapist was not able to identify he have stammering as he was speaking fluently that time and they advised that there is nothing wrong with him and they can slowdown his speech if needed. Now since once week he is stammering again when talking but not there is no problem while reading books and singing. In addition there are no complaints from his school teacher also. Could you pls advice what shall I do now
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi Vijay Kumar,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Stammering is associated with the stress and pressure at the time of rapid acquisition of language.

Most of the times it subsides gradually.

Try to prevent the stress and pressure associate with speaking.

Ask him to speak slowly and with regulation of his breathing.

Consultation and referral is required in the following conditions:

Whole word or part word repetition

Sound prolongations

Word blockages

Facial tension

Avoidance of talking

Persistent stammering for more than 6 months.

Use of metronomes and single syllable speaking will be helpful.

Consult your Pediatrician once to assess his speech and to look for the referral.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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