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How to get rid of stammering?

I have a three and a half year old son (Boy) who has been stammering in his speech since last 1 year and the stammering has currently increased. What should i do?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Feb 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
Speech therapy is best!
Answered: Tue, 22 Feb 2011
Psychiatrist Dr. Amar A Rathi's  Response
I dont know about how is other milestones...if it also delayed then dont worry...

Stammering tends to be most common in young children and has often resolved spontaneously by the time the child is older. The typical age of onset is 2 to 7 years of age with a peak at age 5 years. Estimates are that up to 3 to 4 percent of individuals may have Stammered at some time in their lives. Approximately 80 percent of young children who Stammer are likely to have a spontaneous remission over time.Preschoolers and school-age children who Stammer exhibit an increased incidence of social anxiety, school refusal, and other anxiety symptoms.

So meet to psychiatrist and speech therapist..who will guide u.Management includes
combinations of behavioral distraction, relaxation techniques, and directed speech modification.Also newer one is self-therapy,restructuring fluency etc.
Answered: Tue, 22 Feb 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sanjay Kumar's  Response
First Consult a speech language pathologist.These are the professional trained to asses and treat all kinds of communication disorder.If they feel the need of other professional for the management of a particular communication disorder. they can guide you.Apart from stammering some other communication disorders for which speech language pathologist can be contacted are hoarse voice,female like vice of male, mispronunciation, speech language problem after stroke, delayed speech and language in children, laryngectomee rehabilitation.

How do you know Who are the speech language pathologist /Speech therapist?

These are the professionals trained for the assessment and treatment of all kinds of communication disorders. They should have the following qualification:

· B.Sc. (Hons )Speech and Hearing/B.Sc. Speech and Hearing/Bachelor in Audiology and speech language Pathology(BASLP)

· M.Sc. Speech language pathology/M.Sc. speech and hearing/ Master in Audiology and Speech language pathology(MASLP)

· Certified by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) to work India
Answered: Wed, 23 Feb 2011
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