Stuttering

Kim - posted on 04/07/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old has always been a very good speaker, until one day she heard a boy in her daycare stutter. Now, she's starting to stutter. Is this just a phase that will pass? What should we do to break this habit?

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It could be that your child is playing 'parrot' and mimicking is very common at this age. If it persists and does continue to concern you, then I'd consult a doctor for advise.

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Amanda - posted on 04/08/2009

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My friend little girl started that, after being a really good and quick speaker. It was just a phase, My friend just kept telling her to speak clearly.

Christy - posted on 04/07/2009

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Hi,



My daughter started stuttering around the same age.  It lasted for a few months.  She still does it every once in awhile.  However, when the stuttering stops her level of vocablulary is much improved.  Her sentences are better constructed and she has more words that she uses. 



Maybe your daughter is learning a great deal at the daycare and she can't talk as fast as her brain is thinking. :)



I have read that this is a phase and it is nothing serious.  The best thing to do is ignore the stuttering (as best you can because it is very difficult sometimes).  Don't interupt them.  Most important.  You don't want them to think that they are doing something wrong.  After they have said what they want, repeat back to them what they have said so they know that they are being understood. 



My daughter was very aware that something was different and started covering her mouth and acting shy about it.  I told it was ok and to say what she wanted, then I repeated back what she said.  Now she is not so shy about it.  Mind you she does still get very frustrated sometimes.



I hope this helps.

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