Stuttering: Normal or Not?

Stuttering: Normal or Not?

As your toddler or preschooler increase their vocabulary and language development, they may encounter some bumps along the way.  Disfluencies in their speech (e.g., word or phrase repetitions) is often observed in these age groups, but can actually be a normal part of their development. Below is a chart from the AAP to help identify speech behaviors that should be further investigated:

Here are some ways to differentiate typical disfluency from stuttering:

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