Stutter in Childhood
A stutter normally starts for people in childhood and is often
referred to as a childhood stutter. 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 stutter.
There are many types of stutter. Family and friends may not even
be aware that a person they know has a stutter. That is because
the person is able to hide the stutter, by using word avoidance
or word substitution.
Other people are unable to do this and have what they would
consider an openely more severe stutter.
A stutter 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.
People who have a stutter 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 stutter courses as I
believe every person who has a stutter is an individual and has
their own individual type stutter.