There are some children who suffer from speech issues like Stammering that are attributed to either physical problems like muscles or lip movement troubles or also because of emotional issues. These children tend to get stuck at certain letters when saying words or sentences. They would also be more shy, cautious of speaking and tend to be introverts.
HOW IS STAMMERING DIAGNOSED?
Some aspects of stammering are obvious to everyone, while others are not. To have a comprehensive and reliable diagnosis the patient should be examined by a well-qualified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). The SLP may perform some other assessments, such as speech rate and language skills - this will depend on the patient's age and history. The SLP will analyze all the data and determine whether there is a fluency disorder. If there is one, the SLP will determine to what extent the disorder affects the patient's ability to function and take part in daily activities
HOW IS STAMMERING TREATED?
Treatment for Stammering includes speech therapy. Along with support and care, such patients are encouraged to opt for speech therapy and try to strengthen the throat muscles. In case the problem happen because of some physical issues, a surgery may be needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most children won't continue to stammer in adulthood.