My 27 month doughtier start stuttering

Salman - posted on 01/31/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have premature doughtier who managed to start talking at age of 18 months.
Now she is 27 month and suddenly start stuttering and become shy from saying anything within one week from stating stuttering. What should I do?

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User - posted on 02/01/2014

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The Stuttering Foundation has some great information that includes this:
"Speak with your child in an unhurried way, pausing frequently. Wait a few seconds after your child finishes before you begin to speak. Your own easy relaxed speech will be far more effective than any advice such as “slow down” or “try it again slowly. For some children, it is also helpful to introduce a more relaxed pace of life for awhile." They have ebooks and videos online that are good resources.

Chet - posted on 01/31/2014

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Our second daughter spoke early and then started stuttering all of sudden right before she turned two. We took her to see a Speech Language Pathologist immediately. She didn't need therapy, but we did have a follow up appointment so we saw the therapist twice. The appointment were $100 each.

The SLP gave us a lot of useful information and I'm very glad that we went. Our daughter's stuttering seemed really bad, although the SLP explained how it wasn't nearly as bad as it could be and what we could watch for to determine when if might need to pursue therapy. She gave us a lot of direction on how to respond to our daughter and things that we could do to help her along. She outgrow the stuttering very quickly, but having seen the therapist right away made the whole experience less stressful for all of us.

A session with a therapist will be fun. SLPs always have lots of toys and games it will be should just be fun from your child's perspective.

Especially since your daughter has become self concious about her stuttering I would consider seeing an SLP right away if you can.

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