My daughter has been stammering.

Kiran - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have two children, son (8+) and daughter (2+). My daughter has been stammering for the last fifteen days and the problem is increasing. In the beginning, I told her to speak to me correctly or I will not talk to her but to no avail. Now, the problem is increasing even though I have stopped interrupting her and simply complete her sentences or ask her to complete the sentence with my help. i.e., I ask her to repeat the word after me when she is unable to pronouce. I am really concerned and don't know what to do. Please help.

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Kiran - posted on 04/25/2010

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Thanx a ton. I am just trying to rule out all the possibilities. I have consulted a speech therapist and am told as Inge Van Daalen-van Oers and Connie M have posted. It has lessened though as Inge rightly said not to focus on it. I was also told to do so and it has definitely improved.

Kimberly - posted on 04/23/2010

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I would say the best thing would be to consult your doctor, he should have the answers you seek.

Connie - posted on 04/23/2010

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i remember my little brother kinda when thru that as well. he got over it after a couple of months, but i would definitely rule out any sort of stressors or trauma she may have experienced. just to be safe.

Inge - posted on 04/23/2010

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Hi, it depends of course how bad it is, but my two year old started stammering too, but has stopped again now. I talked to a friend about it and she said her daughter did the same thing and specialists told her it is a developmental thing, the brain is going super-fast and the mouth can't keep up. She may just get over it if you don't focus on it. With my little man it took about two or three months I think.

Kiran - posted on 04/21/2010

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She has been talking fine. It just started suddenly and worsened. Thanx for advice. I will definitely like to rule out all the possibilities. I never took it seriously but now I have to keep a keen eye and will also consult a speech therapist.

Lea - posted on 04/21/2010

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Wow, its really strange that it came on all the sudden. Did she just learn to talk? Or has she been talking just fine and all the sudden start stammering and get worse and worse? Stammering is a neurological (brain) dysfunction. Most people are born with it and have to have speech therapy to overcome it. Suddenly developing stammering is a really serious symptom that could mean any number of things that you need a good doctor to help you determine and treat the cause. I don't want to alarm you but you need to take it seriously. Possible causes: a serious brain injury or illness, poisoning, a serious psychological trauma (like abuse or rape), etc.

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