What Is Stuttering?

Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is interrupted by repetition (word, syllable or phoneme).


People with stuttering have one or more of the following characteristics:

      • Voice extension
      • Blocking
      • Restatement
      • Interference of sounds / voices that differ qualitatively and quantitatively from those that appear in the speech of people who do not stutter.

Stutterers may also exhibit minor nonverbal behaviors such as the following:

      • Avoid eye contact
      • Repetitive rhythmic movements of the limbs
      • Grimaces
      • Lip pressure
      • Winking etc.



Finally, when we talk about stuttering, we must not forget its emotional implications. Many people who stutter feel ashamed, angry, frustrated, anxious, denial of stuttering.

However, to some extent “normal” abnormalities appear in the speech of young children during their linguistic and phonological awareness.

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