Childhood Stuttering: Information, Warning Signs, and Tips for Parents

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As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

What is Stuttering?

Evem darth Vader stuttered! Ok, ok...the man behind the voice of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones, stuttered

What is Stuttering? Stuttering is a communication disorder that effects speech fluency. It is characterized by breaks in the flow of speech referred to as disfluencies and typically begins in childhood. Everyone experiences disfluencies in their speech.¬† Some disfluencies are totally normal but having too many can actually significantly affect one’s ability to communicate. In stuttering, we most often see the following types of primary behaviors: Repetitions: The repetition of sounds (B-b-b-b-b-b-baseball), syllables¬†(Bay-bay-bay-bay-baseball) , or parts of words (alar-alar-alar-alarm). Prolongations: {Read More}