Stammering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases as well as involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the person who stutters is unable to produce sounds. The disorder is also variable, which means that in certain situations, such as talking on the telephone or in a large group, the stammering might be more severe or less, depending on whether or not the stammer is self-conscious about their stammering.
HOW IS STAMMERING DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is made by observations of the adult or child while speaking in a number of different types of situations.
HOW IS STAMMERING TREATED?
The treatment of Stammering involves speech therapy, and usage of electronic devices to treat Stammering. Also, there are no medications that help in treating this condition.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the world, approximately four times as many men as women stutter, encompassing 70 million people worldwide, or about 1% of the world's population. The impact of stuttering on a person's functioning and emotional state can be severe. This may include fears of having to enunciate specific vowels or consonants, fears of being caught stuttering in social situations, self-imposed isolation, anxiety, stress, shame, being a possible target of bullying (especially in children), having to use word substitution and rearrange words in a sentence to hide stuttering, or a feeling of ""loss of control"" during speech.