2 year old started stuttering, what should I do?

Helen - posted on 03/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old started stuttering last week, esp saying his own name, and calling daddy, he would repeat the first sound, da da da dadi. I got him to repeat the sentence/word again slowly. I don't know if this is the right way to do it, or just ignore him when he stutter... HELP!!! His speech is otherwise fine, he is saying almost a sentence each time.

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Crissy - posted on 03/02/2009

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Relax, it's just a phase and it will pass. My son went through the same  thing when he turned two. He is two and a hald now and he no longer stutters. The are trying to get too many thoughts out and their little brains can't process everything! Let him take his time and try not to correct him, it could potientally cause him to regress and slow his speech. Good luck.

Taryn - posted on 03/02/2009

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My eldest (whos now 7 1/2) did exactly the same thing at around 2. He was a great talker though some words were stuttered. I asked him to slow down, think about wot he wanted to say and repeat it. I also found if there was alot of background noise (tv, radio etc) it would contribute to the stuttering. But other than this I let him work it out himself.... singin songs, nursery rhymes and reading books together may also help if he hears words get him to repeat them, anything along those lines may help :)

User - posted on 03/02/2009

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Best to just ignore it a lot of little ones do it and if you draw attention to it it might get worse, they are just thinking faster than they can get it out.

Holly - posted on 03/02/2009

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i wouldnt worry too much about it. my friends son went through the same thing and the doctor said at that age their brain is processing faster than what they can get their words out at. it used to happen more often if he was excited about something. he did grow out of it but i suggest if it continues till the age of 4 then maybe some speech therapy will help.

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Linda - posted on 03/02/2009

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Hi My son did the exact same ....we used to get him 2 stop and take his time but when i was refered to a speech therepist i was told to let him finish himself not to stop him.

He is now 8 and has not done it since he was about 5 so your son will grow out of it ...My son is very clever and think his brain was working faster than he could get the words out ....don't worry it will stop :)

Kelsey - posted on 03/01/2009

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he should Grow out of it. i dont recommed You talk to him like hes a baby. but when he starts school then will help him with it if it doesn't get better before then My little sister had a stutter un till she started school. she also couldn't say the letter "s" but she Grew out of it. i wouldn't worry about it too much.

hope this helps

Kelsey - posted on 03/01/2009

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he should Grow out of it. i dont recommed You talk to him like hes a baby. but when he starts school then will help him with it if it doesn't get better before then My little sister had a stutter un till she started school. she also couldn't say the letter "s" but she Grew out of it. i wouldn't worry about it too much.

hope this helps

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