STUTTERING

19 Jul 2019

ABSTRACT –

Stuttering also known as stammering or diffluent speech is a speech disorder which disrupts the normal fluency or flow of speech. The sounds, syllables, words or a consonant are repeated or prolonged which make it difficult to communicate with other people.

CAUSES –

  • Hereditary factors
  • Emotional trauma and distress
  • Feeling nervous or pressurized on certain situations
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Other brain disorders

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –

  • Difficulty to start a word, phrase or sentence while speaking
  • Extend a word or sounds for long time
  • Repeating the same sound, syllable or word
  • Takes pauses and anxious while talking
  • Changes in body language
  • Can’t communicate efficiently
  • Constant eye blinking
  • Tremors in the lips or jaw
  • Facial tics
  • Head jerks
  • Clenching fists

DIAGNOSIS –

  • Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

TREATMENT –

EPIDEMIOLOGY –

  • As per the research, the prevalence rate has shown 0.72% were affected by Stuttering among the total population out of which highest prevalence was found in children and lowest among adolescents.

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