Stuttering is when a child has difficulty with the flow of speech. They may repeat sounds, syllables, or full words when speaking. The child may pause during a word or insert um or uh frequently in speech. A child having difficulty with fluency may have a facial grimace when speaking or other indicators that they are struggling to speak.
What to look for?
- Ex. The word baseball may sound like “b-b-b-baseball”
- Sentences may sound like “I um like uh uh soccer practice.”
- Facial grimace while speaking