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The Most Curious Question;
DOES stuttering go away?


Stuttering, which is defined as fluent speech disorder, mostly occurs in childhood and if not intervened, it will continue into adulthood and become permanent. In stuttering, the person knows what he wants to say and how to say it, but has difficulty expressing it. Stuttering often manifests as repetition of the same word, prolongation of sounds and syllables, or pauses in speech.

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How to Identify Temporary Stuttering?

​In children who have just started to speak and whose language development continues, the probability of stuttering is high, usually between the ages of 2-7. Developmental factors experienced during this period may trigger stuttering, as well as sudden emotional states and sudden changes may pave the way for the emergence of stuttering, but it is not the exact cause. In these cases, it may take a while for the stuttering to resolve spontaneously. In case of stuttering that does not go away or does not improve between 3-6 months, it is necessary to seek expert help.

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Treatment Methods in Stuttering

Most of the stuttering problems, which are mostly seen in childhood, can be temporary and disappear spontaneously in the developmental process. In this period; getting help from a speech and language therapist is necessary to determine the path to be followed. Stuttering is treated individually. Applied approaches consist of direct or family-based approaches.

Permanent stuttering can be prevented by early intervention in the treatment of stuttering. Some stuttering, on the other hand, can be brought under control in a way that will affect social life, even if it does not improve permanently. For this, help should be sought from a speech and language therapist in the signs of stuttering, without waiting for learning to read and write.

Speech and Language Therapist

Sena Freed

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