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When Stuttering is a Problem

Signs you should be concerned

(HealthDayNews) -- Many young kids stutter as they learn to talk, so if your two-year-old is stumbling and hesitating over his words, don't panic.

Stuttering is fairly common among 2- to 5-year olds, according to Massachusetts General Hospital, so don't aggravate the issue by correcting or interrupting your child.

However, stuttering may be a concern if:

  • It persists for more than three months.
  • It's accompanied by signs of frustration, such as fist clenching.
  • There is a family history of stuttering.

In this case, your child may benefit from a speech evaluation, followed by speech therapy if needed.

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