Communication is a very important component of life and it starts from birth. It is important to set a good example of proper communication regarding articulation and phonology. We model and demonstrate these necessary life skills to help our children socially and academically and later in life professionally This is why it is very important in identifying the symptoms early as possible in hope to
find the appropriate treatment. I chose to discuss a speech disorder known as stuttering as I would like to understand it. I have known several people throughout my life that ranged from having a slight to severe stuttering problem
Stuttering is a speech disorder in which sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or last longer or last longer than normal. These problems cause a break in the flow of speech which is also known as dis fluency About 5% of children (1 out of every 20 children) aged 2 - 5 will develop some stuttering during their childhood. It may last for several weeks to several years. For a small number of children (less than 1%), stuttering does not go away and it may get worse. This is called developmental stuttering, and it is the most common type of stuttering.
Stuttering tends to run in families. Genes that cause stuttering have been identified. There is also evidence that stuttering may be a result of some brain injuries, such as stroke or traumatic brain injuries. Stuttering may rarely be caused by emotional trauma (called psychogenic stuttering). Stuttering is more common in boys than girls. It also tends to persist into adulthood more often in boys than in girls.
According to NIDCD there is not a cure for stuttering, but there are many treatments available. Treatments will differ according to the age of the person, their individual communication goal. As with everything we have discussed so far , researchers believe that treatment starts in the home, therefore you have to provide the parents with the skills to help support their children...