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When is it recommended to start treating stuttering?

The disorder of speech fluency (stuttering) is a disorder in the full sense of the word, because it prevents people who suffer from it from communicating correctly with the environment. Those who suffer from stuttering tend to avoid creating communication, "save" words, prevent themselves from expressing an opinion and expression and the damage caused to them involves real suffering of a feeling of embarrassment, and difference.
About 1% of the population suffers from a stuttering disorder that is more common in boys, and 5% of children aged 3-5 suffer from a stuttering that in most cases passes. A distinction must be made between stuttering in young children, which goes away within a few years, and speech fluency disorder, which is also a transient phenomenon at young ages, and in any case, the diagnosis between the two cases should only be made by qualified speech therapists.

What is developmental speech fluency?

When to treat stuttering?

Children who suffer from a stuttering disorder may feel frustrated, unsuccessful, develop insecurity and even deliberately avoid communication or establishing relationships and often find themselves lonely and frustrated.
It is recommended even before the child develops frustration and a sense of inferiority, to take him for treatment and diagnosis at the Dr. Fluency Institute, which will give him tools on how to develop the fluency of speech and give him confidence that this is a phenomenon that will pass, a fact in itself can give the child confidence and indirectly also help him overcome the embarrassment and the disturbance herself.

Treatment of stuttering - because when there is a scientifically proven solution, why not start now?

Fluency in speech is more common among children aged 2-4 than stuttering. It is about speaking with pauses, hesitation. The child is stopped, stuck, does not know how to continue the sentence. Repeats words, and tries to complete a sentence and fails.
Many times the listeners have the feeling that the child may be confused, didn't plan the sentence, doesn't know how to continue it, or doesn't know exactly what he wants to say, and that the source of the lack of fluency in speech stems from a lack of planning or an inability to express himself, which are part of the language learning process. Moreover, the child himself does not suffer or seem disturbed by the lack of fluency of speech and both he and the environment treat it as a passing event and indeed in later stages of learning the language this phenomenon disappears and in most cases no professional treatment is needed.

What is a speech fluency disorder (stuttering)?

Stuttering at young ages compared to lack of developmental speech fluency is a noticeable and clear phenomenon. These are cases in which the child seems to know what he wants to say and knows how to say it, only that he loses control of his speech and the word "doesn't come out" to him. The child has difficulty pronouncing or producing certain sounds, gets stuck, stops and is unable to control speech and pronunciation. He repeats words Again and again, trying to continue the sentence from them, but we got stuck later on as well.
The feeling of the listeners will be that the child himself suffers from frustration due to the inability to pronounce words, and because of this he even tries to "suppress" the speech, which puts him in a cycle of anxiety, getting stuck, and anxiety again.
We recommend contacting us for advice for appropriate treatment. 

So how do you overcome stuttering?

In order to overcome stuttering, we must go through a rehabilitation process for the speech system which will teach us again how to control the system and how not to let stuttering dictate the way we produce speech, what I say and our life in general.
You can hear more about the subject in the fascinating lecture we give as part of the compatibility test.


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