Stuttering

May 15, 2007 by Martin Forest
Stuttering
Stuttering can be identified in speaking when there is repetition of sounds or words, blockage, sound prolongation, etc. Several myths exist and persist concerning this disorder.

In reality, stuttering is of physiological origin, meaning that people who stutter are born with a more fragile speech mechanism than others.

Stress and shyness only act as triggers for an already weak system. Contrary to what is thought, they are not the cause of stuttering. In children, stuttering may be transitional, meaning that it may disappear without any specific treatment, but it may also persist in time and require important work at the speech level.