Flashcards in Stuttering Deck (6)
Speech dysfluency with initial onset during the preschool years that is characterized by repetitions of sounds, syllables, and/or short words, as well as pauses in timing of speech.
Mild or developmental stuttering:
Speech dysfluency most notable when a preschool-aged child is tired or excited that usually resolves spontaneously if not given excessive attention.
Moderate or severe stuttering (sometimes referred to as acquired stuttering):
Persistent speech dysfluency that is inappropriate for age and usually has a neurologic and/or psychogenic etiology.
Multifactorial etiology with a 3:1 male to female ratio or occurrence.
Occurs in 1% of prepubertal children
Approximately 20% or early stuttering does not resolve without intervention.
Normal developmental dysfluency