2 year old stuttering?

Chantal - posted on 03/27/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old boy speaks very well for his age. Recently, the last two weeks or so, he started stuttering. At first i didnt pay much attention to it but it is increasing. Should i be concerned about this? Should i consult a speech therapist or simply pay no attention to it?

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Suzie - posted on 05/05/2011

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Hey, I'm a speech therapist mommy and have seen a couple kids that started stuttering at this age, but it's rare. If your child is not making any strained facial or body movements don't worry. This is commen with kids that have a lot to say and they will most likely grow out of it. Keep eye contact and be patient. Your little talker will be just fine! Now, if you notice grimacing, eye blinks, arm, or hand jerks when they're stuck on their words talk to your pediatrician. You guys are so lucky to have early talkers!

Bethany - posted on 04/15/2011

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sorry, been a while since I was here, so missed this one. My daughter has just started doing this in the last few weeks too. She's a really good speaker, started by the time she was 1, lost count of her words by 15 mths. Has conversations with us now.
But lately she has tripped over sentences that start with "Do you want...." and it's not so much a stutter, as a long, long "do", like several seconds, then she starts again. I say to her really clearly "do.you.want..." and she copies me fine then. It became a bit of a joke with us, as sometimes it was irrisistable to copy her and she would laugh at herself and try again. It's the same with "Please" at the start of sentences. A really long "Plllllll-ease"

I think her head is thinking faster than her mouth can move and she gets a bit caught up in the sound. I say what she needs to say and she copies me. I'm pretty sure she'll move away from it with more practice, as will your son. We just need to help them think about what they want to say before they say it.

Jayde - posted on 04/11/2011

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when my eldest(he's 4) was 2 he went through a stuttering stage, i took him to the doctor and he said it is a stage many kids at that age go through and he would grow out of it it took a few months but he did grow out of it :)

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Chantal - posted on 04/11/2011

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Thank you Jayde. Even though you were the only one to reply, it was reassuring. Happy to say that since my post it has already decreased.

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