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DS is starting to talk full sentences and gets caught up on alot of words. When he starts to stutter her kind of talks loudly out of frustration. Like if he says "I'm trying to see this" it's like "I'm py-py-py-PYINGGGG!" Do any of you have kids around 3 that did this, and did it get better?
 

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My DS stuttered. He learned to talk, and spoke really well. Then all of a sudden he was trying to talk so fast and he was stuttering so much!! I was really concerned at first, but after looking into it, I found that this is normal for some children. We just basically ignored it and gave him his time to get his words out and within 1-2 weeks he stopped just as quickly as he started.
 

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Both of my sons have stuttered at some point. It was explained to me that sometimes their brains are working faster than they can get the words out and so they stutter! We also ignore it when it happens and give it time.<br>
One of my sons is 24 and will still stutter if he is trying to make a point about something and can't get it out fast enough. My other ds is 7 and I have noticed that when he is going to do something new developmentally he will sometimes stutter for a day or two. That, and not sleep!!<br>
I have known some stutterers that were helped at an older age by becoming involved in theater or public speaking. For some reason having to memorize something helps.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DS stuttered. He learned to talk, and spoke really well. Then all of a sudden he was trying to talk so fast and he was stuttering so much!! I was really concerned at first, but after looking into it, I found that this is normal for some children. We just basically ignored it and gave him his time to get his words out and within 1-2 weeks he stopped just as quickly as he started.</div>
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This happened with dd for a short time also. She'd say, "Where where where where are we going?" Her ped. said it was totally normal. It's just the brain working faster than the mouth and is common around 3 y.o.
 

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ds has been doing ths off and on for the past few months..he will go in spurts..currently he is not doing it..i got really worried there for a while..but now he's not doing it..ignoring it really helped and when you speak to your child speak slowly...
 

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DD stuttered for a while right before turning 3. It was right when her vocabulary was really exploding. I think it's normal unless it persists past a certain point.
 

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If it goes on for more than a month or two, if he's adding MORE disfluencies to his speech, if he starts repeating a lot of single sounds (c-c-can you get that?) rather than whole words or parts of words (can-can-can you.. or ca-ca-ca-), it's seeming to cause him distress, or he really seems to be struggling to get the words out, I'd have him assessed. The "old" wisdom was that they'd outgrow it. And while that's still true for the vast majority of children, children who show signs of becoming stutterers benefit from early intervention, before it becomes entrenched.<br><br>
Here are some good links:<br><br><a href="http://www.speechville.com/diagnosis-destinations/stuttering/links.html" target="_blank">http://www.speechville.com/diagnosis...ing/links.html</a><br><a href="http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/Parents/starkweather.html" target="_blank">http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/Pa...rkweather.html</a><br><a href="http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/stuttering.htm" target="_blank">http://www.asha.org/public/speech/di...stuttering.htm</a><br><br>
Stuttering/disfluency is fairly typical for most kids, especially as they go through "language spurts" where their sentences are getting longer (and so need more advanced planning, and the child may need to 'pause' to formulate the sentence, but hasn't acquired the standard "umm" or "uh" to do that).<br><br>
So, it's not a cause for immediate concern, just something to keep an eye one.
 
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