Stuttering - Topic Overview
for your child is also important, especially if stuttering lasts, gets worse,
or is severe. The exact methods vary. But most often a child will learn to use
speech techniques in different settings or directly with the therapist. The
goal is for your child to master certain speech and language skills and feel
better about his or her ability to speak.
People who stutter may
also get counseling. This is most common in teens and adults. Counseling can help you
manage other problems you may have, such as
anxiety or low self-esteem, that can make stuttering
When stuttering is caused by brain damage, such as after a
head injury, the person may need a group of treatments. These often include
speech therapy, physical rehabilitation, medicines, and treatments for the
brain damage itself.
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