My 6yo has a stammer. It is not a traditional stutter, at the beginning of words, but seems to be more of a place holder at the end of words. For instance, she will say " Mom, can we go to... to that place...ace... ace.. that place I like...ike..I like...ike.. called.... Cosmic Adventures!." This happens quite frequently, and is appreciably worsened when she is anxious, tired, or trying to get across a complicated thought. Her teacher has commented on it, saying that it is quite pronounced and she is concerned about it being a target of teasing.
So far, we've taken a wait and see approach. It cetainly doesn't seem to be affecting her interest in talking at all, and I've mostly assumed she'd out grow it. At 6 tho, she doesn't seem to be getting better, and I'm wondering if this is just a habit now. We've given her space to think out her thoughts, and encouraged her to take a breath and think through what she's trying to say. Sometimes if we know the word she's looking for, we might supply it after a second or two of letting her have a chance to get it. She is in french immersion, so her language skills might be challenged by learning 2 languages altho she excels at school.
What should my next steps be? Continue to let it go or time to make a move?