Stuttering or Stammering

If your child has difficulty speaking and is repeating sounds or hesitating on certain words or syllables then they may have a stuttering problem.  Many children experience periods of normal disfluency (i - y) when learning to talk.  Sometimes this is due to the child learning to use language in new ways.  Generally it will come and go. 

Someone who stutters might repeat a sound or a syllable, especially at the beginning of the word, such as "li- li- like." At other times it can be a prolongation of a sound such as "ssssssee." Or in other cases it involves complete stoppages of speech.

If you're concerned that your child is stuttering and that it not part of their usual language development then  contact us today or phone us on (09) 360 0535 or (09) 576 6400.