Why a child starts to stammer.

A stammer normally starts for people in childhood and is often referred to as a childhood stammer. This is often very worrying for parents and the child and it is difficult to know where to seek help for the person who has the stammer. There are many types of stammer. Family and friends may not even be aware that a person they know has a stammer. That is because the person is able to hide the stammer, by using word avoidance or word substitution. Other people are unable to do this and have what they would consider an openely more severe stuammer. A stammer would normally occur more when a person is: under pressure when tired meeting new people speaking in an uncomfortable situation asking questions, for example asking for directions introducing people Stuttering can also be known in some areas as stammering. Stammer therapy: People who have a stammer have different options when seeking therapy. They can go to a speech therapist or speech pathologist. Alternatively they can attend a speech course. These courses can be on a group basis or on a one to one basis. I personally prefer and advise one to one stammer courses as I believe every person who has a stammer is an individual and has their own individual type stammer.