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A fluency disorder, stuttering can be described as repetition of sounds or hesitations. Some of the most common symptoms include repeated sounds, added sounds, extended words, blinking multiple times, frustration, long pauses, and hard blocks.
Language and speech in the early years
Stuttering is most commonly noticed by parents between the ages of 2 and 5. These years are when children learn to combine nouns and verbs with adjectives into grammatically sound sentences. Their vocabulary also grows.
Children are exposed to a variety of experiences, both within their family and externally, that are either pleasant, stress-free, enjoyable, stressful, unpleasant, forceful, or frightening in the early years. Children learn to use language and speech to communicate their experiences. They acquire language skills and use appropriate language in various social settings. This is when most children learn fine motor coordination necessary for smooth production speech.
How to find help from a Speech Therapist.
It is important to know when to seek professional speech therapy help. A speech therapist will provide a thorough assessment and offer intervention using standardised testing tools such as SSI4, REELS, etc. Therapy is a form of indirect therapy in which primary caregivers are trained and counselled to address developmental issues related to speech and/or language development.
This is when you need to reach out to a speech therapist
-If your child repeats sound like give me, m- m-m_milk.
-Prolongation in sound – Give me mmmmmilk struggle, or block when I speak.
-Secondary behaviors include facial grimace, eye blinking, and jerky movements.
-His disfluency causes negative reactions in the child.
-If you have a family history of stuttering
-Persistent disfluency lasting more than 4-6 month.
If your child is 2 years old and is not able to point to things or is not able to identify mother or father by saying clearly mama/ papa, then please get a speech therapy evaluation at Global Child wellness Centre.