Stuttering or dysfluent speech affects the smoothness or fluency of talking.

Stuttering or dysfluent speech may sound like repeating or prolonging a word or sound (e.g. “c-c-c-can” or “sssssssssssssssstop”), being “stuck” or “blocked” on a certain sound or word, or using many general fillers when talking such as “um”, “ahh” and “you know”.

Click here if you have any questions about whether your child might sound like they are stuttering.

External links: Stuttering

Raising Children Network – Stuttering causes and treatment
The Conversation – The most important thing for a stutter is to get in early
Adult Stuttering