Any advice on childhood stuttering?

Joanne - posted on 07/17/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Seems my granddaughter began stuttering the other day[she's 4].

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Melissa - posted on 07/18/2009

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pstience and have her slow down, repeat after her so she knows you are understanding her,

Deanne - posted on 07/18/2009

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The daycare worker I spoke to had just finished a course based on speech & speech problems. She & I both worked together & my son's speech improved 100%.
If you work on it now it wont proceed into later life. It isn't something to ignore!!!!

Liz - posted on 07/18/2009

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My daughter 3 will sometimes stutter, the pediatrician says for children their age it is normal. Since they have so much to say and are still new to speaking sometimes they will stutter when trying to think of a word or tell a story. Don't call attention to it, let her finish her sentence. I don't think there is any cause for alarm unless she is doing it all the time.

Deanne - posted on 07/18/2009

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I got great advise from my daycare center.
When she starts stuttering, tell her to stop & think about what she's saying, until she says it all without stuttering.
It took a while but it worked with my son.
Sometimes they get so excited about what they want to say it all comes out or they just can't start.... so slow them down & start again.

Amy Marie Rose - posted on 07/17/2009

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my daughter studders too. My family made fun of her and now she doesn't do it anymore. I don't suggest that though. Sometimes they don't realize there doing it. When we told Delaney she was doing it she got upset and tried hard not to do it. I haven't noticed it since.

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