Speak calmly and pause often. Use short, simple
Establish a regular, uninterrupted quiet time to spend
with your child each day. Let your child direct the activities, including
conversation. Use slow, calm, and relaxed speech, and pause often. Showing that
you enjoy this time together can help build your child's confidence.
Be polite and courteous when your child speaks. Avoid criticizing,
interrupting, or asking too many questions. Give your child the time and
attention he or she needs to express thoughts and ideas.
positive facial expressions and body language while listening to your child.
When your child stutters, show that you are attentive and focused on the
message rather than how he or she talks.
Help all family members
learn good communication skills. Make sure everyone makes an effort to listen
attentively when talking with your child who stutters.
child know that you accept him or her no matter what. Support and unconditional
love are the most important factors in helping a child overcome stuttering.
It is also helpful to keep a record of how your child's
speech patterns improve or change. A speech-language pathologist can guide you
on what to look for and how to keep track of your child's progress.
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Make an appointment with your child's doctor or a speech-language
You have any concerns about your child's
Stuttering lasts for more than 6 to 12
Stuttering runs in your family.
If you are an adult who starts stuttering for the first
time, home treatment is not appropriate. See your health professional.
If you are an adult with ongoing or recurring stuttering, consult your
health professional about resources to help improve your speech. Speech therapy
will usually be advised; sometimes behavioral counseling may also be
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 13, 2010
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