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What causes stuttering?

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Experts say a few things are linked to stuttering:

  • A family history of stuttering
  • Other language and speech problems
  • Where in the brain language is processed and the way the brain and the muscles that control speech communicate
  • High family expectations and a fast-paced lifestyle

SOURCES:

Stuttering Foundation of America: "F.A.Q."

Stuttering Foundation of America: "If You Think Your Child Is Stuttering."

KidsHealth.org: "Stuttering."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Stuttering."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "Stuttering."

Stuttering Foundation of America: "Did You Know ..."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 2, 2020

SOURCES:

Stuttering Foundation of America: "F.A.Q."

Stuttering Foundation of America: "If You Think Your Child Is Stuttering."

KidsHealth.org: "Stuttering."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Stuttering."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "Stuttering."

Stuttering Foundation of America: "Did You Know ..."

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on July 2, 2020

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