When is the best time to treat stuttering?

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What is stuttering? Stuttering is a disorder which causes people to have difficulty talking, particularly with their fluency of speech. It is most noticeable as repetitions of sounds in words, whole words and prolongations of sounds or pauses in speech known as ‘blocks.’ What does stuttering sound like? Below is some information about the types of stutters you may hear … Read More

Should I seek treatment for my child’s stutter?

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Why should I seek treatment from a speech pathologist for my child’s stutter? There are many reasons why we encourage parents to seek help for their children’s stutter as soon as they notice it. Children are likely to be aware of their stuttering shortly after it starts, and it may cause distress. Some studies have shown that stuttering may result … Read More

How long does it take to treat preschooler’s stuttering?

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Treating preschool stuttering takes time, but the great news is that preschool stuttering can be treated! The most common, evidence based treatment for stuttering in Australia is the Lidcombe program.  The Lidcombe program is a behaviour treatment. In simple terms, children are praised for smooth/stutter free speech. When using the Lidcombe program, parents are trained in the components of the … Read More

Can my preschooler’s stuttering be treated?

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The great news is that preschool stuttering can be treated! The most common, evidence based treatment for stuttering in Australia is the Lidcombe program.  The Lidcombe program is a behaviour treatment. In simple terms, children are praised for smooth/stutter free speech. When using the Lidcombe program, parents are trained in the components of the program by a speech pathologist in … Read More

Isn’t my child’s stuttering normal?

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Isn’t stuttering a normal part of development that my child will grow out of? The most important thing to say here, is the stuttering is NEVER a normal or natural part of speech development. It is classified as a speech disorder. Stuttering is a relatively common childhood speech problem that occurs during the early preschool years, usually starting between the … Read More

Why does my child stutter?

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Children may stutter due to a number of reasons. Often, children who stutter have a family history of stuttering. Around 70% of Children who stutter have a family history, but researchers feel that the incidence is likely to be much higher than this.  Some recent studies have reported that some adults who stutter have differences in the areas of their … Read More

What is stuttering?

eastsideFAQs, Stuttering

Stuttering is a relatively common childhood speech problem that occurs during the early preschool years, usually starting between the ages of 2 and 3. Some children can start stuttering later, however it generally starts before the school years. It can present in a variety of different ways and is sometimes not identified by parents and caregivers because of this. Stuttering … Read More