Recognizing Red Flags and Learning to Intervene Early Are Key To Helping Children Who Stutter

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Stuttering Foundation Team Up to Spread the Word 

(Rockville, MD and Memphis, TN–May 7, 2012) The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), www.asha.org, and the Stuttering Foundation, www.StutteringHelp.org, are working together during National Stuttering Awareness Week (May 7–13) to raise awareness with parents and other caregivers about the warning signs of stuttering and the need for early intervention for a child who stutters.

Often, children stutter when learning to talk, typically between 2 and 5 years old. During this age, as a child is in the midst of a major leap in language skills, it is natural that a child may have difficulty with fluency because speech and language, thinking, and motor skills are still developing. However, most children stop stuttering after a short period of time.

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