My DS is 2.5 and has occasionally gotten "stuck" on words at the beginnings of them. I always figured it was his brain working faster than his mouth, but lately it has become so distressing to him that he will actually start to shut down and say things like, "I all done talking" and look down at his feet.
He tends to get more stuck when he is really excited, overtired, or over stimulated, which makes sense to me, but the fact that he is doing it more and more and more over the past few months is starting to worry me. He is getting extremely difficult to understand at times, and it just makes me so sad to hear him struggle so much.
I am trying to give him him as much time to speak as he needs. I don't try to "guess" what he is trying to say. I pretend for the most part that the stuttering isn't an issue in any way, but occasionally I can't figure out what he is saying. Most of the time it is when he gets stuck on every word in a sentence like: "Wh wh wh wh wh wh wh wh wh wh wh wh wh wh wh where are are are are are are are are are are are are are are are are are are we go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go going?" but picture the stutters about 10 times as long for each word here. His sentences just seem to get so jumbled.
He was a early talker and his speech has always been extremely clear. He was speaking in short (2-3 word) sentences by the time he was 12 months, and he has been speaking in full 5-6 word (or more) sentences since he was about 20 or so months old. His speech has always been so clear that strangers can understand him about 95% of the time too.
He does have a pediatrician appointment next week, and I have spoken to his teachers at his preschool. His teachers have said that they have never noticed him stuttering at all, although I have definitely heard him do it at school. I am not sure what his ped will do, but I guess I am just looking for some advice, hope, or guidance. I have never known anyone who stutters, and noone in my family stutters. I feel so lost on how to help him.
Formerly single Mama to the zaniest boy on the block, born on my birthday on 3/28/07. Soon to be Mama to a new little and can't wait to and and again!