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Stuttering/Fluency Disorder

Stuttering, the most common fluency disorder, generally is an interruption in the flow of speaking characterized by repetitions (sounds, syllables, words, phrases), sound prolongations, blocks, interjections, and revisions, which may affect the rate and rhythm of speech. These disfluencies may be accompanied by physical tension, negative reactions, secondary behaviors, and avoidance of sounds, words, or speaking situations (ASHA, 1993; Yaruss, 1998; Yaruss, 2004). Cluttering, another fluency disorder, is characterized by perceived rapid and/or irregular speech rate, which results in breakdowns in speech clarity and/or fluency (St. Louis & Schulte, 2001).

At Speaking of Speech Therapy Services our clinicians will work with you to assess your child's speech abilities, determine if a fluency disorder is present, and then work with you to develop a treatment plan to help your child be the best communicator possible.

Stuttering/Fluency Disorder
Stuttering/Fluency Disorder
Stuttering/Fluency Disorder
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