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Stammering

 

Stammering or stuttering is a speech disorder causing disrupted flow of speech.

Causes

Its causes are not clear but possibilities include:

  • Genetic
  • Brain injury
  • Stroke

Symptoms

  • Repetitive sounds or words
  • Prolonged sounds or syllables
  • Pauses or blocks in speech

Treatment

There is no cure for this condition but it can be treated with:

  • Speech therapy
  • Electronic devices to provide auditory feedback in the form of chorus
  • Counseling to improve self esteem

Prevention

There is no known prevention for stammering or stuttering.