MamaTo2 - posted on 11/27/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son is 25 months and has excellent speech. He has always had a far greater vocabulary than what I read is "normal", and people are always commenting on how clearly he speaks for a child his age. But two days ago he began stuttering words beginning with "S". When he first began talking he could say S's fine in the middle or end of words, but wouldn't say them at the beginning of words. However, it didn't take him long at all to get it, and he has been saying these words correctly for at least six months. Until now. Now suddenly story is "s-s-story", stop is "s-s-stop", snow is "s-s-snow", and so on. It's not all S words, just some. And he doesn't make a big deal as if he's doing it for attention or to be silly. I'm just wondering if this is a normal phase toddlers go through. I'm very confused why it's all the sudden when he's never had a problem with these words before. I don't think it's a stuttering problem, because it's specific to only S words, and he doesn't seem to be struggling with the words...more like just repetition for repetition's sake. He does have a lot of little OCD type tendencies, so maybe he's just taken a liking to the sound of the S and wants to repeat it before moving on with the rest of the word?? I don't know. Anyone have any thoughts or insight on this?