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Stuttering is a speech problem that interferes with normal word
patterns. A person who stutters
involuntarily repeats, draws out, does not complete, or skips sounds or words
A person who stutters may:
Stuttering associated with normal speech development is called
normal disfluency and usually goes away on its own before puberty. More severe
forms of stuttering, called developmental stuttering, usually do not resolve
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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