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My 2 1/2 year old has just begun to stutter. I have noticed that it is mostly with words beginning with B and P. I have also been taking note to see if she is trying to say something that she is really excited about, but it does not seem to make a difference. I am not incredibly concerned at this point, but looking for general info about stuttering. Has anyone else expereinced a sudden onset of stuttering in their child?<br><br>
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Stuttering occurs due to a persons brain running faster that what their mouth can handle. The best thing to do is encourage your child to slow down and try it again. Getting them to relax as they converse is the best cure.
 

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That's not accurate. True stuttering is a neurologically based disorder. Many many many children go through a phase of developmental stuttering, or "developmental dysfluency." It is often related to a developmental growth spurt- it can be of any kind- vocabulary/language explosion, toilet training, etc. Or, it can be related to a significant change in the child's life- new daycare/school/sitter/etc., illness of a loved one, move, etc.<br><br>
*normal* developmental dysfluency will occur between the ages of 2 and 5, be easy for the child (no blocking or struggling)<br><br>
here are some links with more info:<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><a href="http://www.stuttersfa.org/Default.aspx?tabid=151" target="_blank">http://www.stuttersfa.org/Default.aspx?tabid=151</a><br><br>
It's early & my coffee hasn't kicked in yet (oh, just looked at the clock & it's not so early, i'm just draggy today) so that's all i've got for now. please pm me if you have more questions! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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My son is 32 mos. and started stuttering a few weeks ago, mostly on Ws. "W-w-w-w-w-w-why why why" etc. I looked it up and everywhere said it's normal and to not make a big deal out of it and it'll most likely go away on its own.
 

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This is perfectly nromal and will most likely pass on its own. I wouldn't comment on it or worry about it. If it doesn't pass (which it probably will) there are tons of resources on how to best deal with stuttering and public schools offer free, high quality speech therapy that resolves most speech problesm very early. But i'd put money down that htis will go away within the month.
 
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