Stuttering is a speech disorder in which normal speech is disrupted by sounds, syllables, or words being repeated or prolonged. Stuttering may be accompanied by other behaviors such as lip or jaw tremors or rapid blinking of the eyes. Stuttering is most common in young children who are acquiring language skills, but it persists into adulthood in some people.
Signs and symptoms of stuttering include
- difficulty starting a word,
- phrase or sentence,
- prolonging a word or sounds within a word,
- repetition of a sound, syllable or word,
- excess tension, tightness, or movement of the face or upper body to produce a word.
Other associated symptoms and signs can include
- anxiety about talking,
- inability to effectively communicate,
- clenching of the fists,
- facial tics, or
- head jerks.
Cause of stuttering
Other stuttering symptoms and signs
- Anxiety About Talking
- Difficulty Starting a Word or Sentence
- Excess Tension of the Face to Produce a Word
- Facial Tics
- Head Jerks
- Inability to Communicate Effectively
- Repetition of a Sound