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Introduction
Stammering – or stuttering – is a relatively common speech problem that occurs in childhood and can persist into adulthood.
How to recognise developmental stammering
Developmental stammering usually involves some obvious outward signs, as well as some less obvious signs.
Causes of stammering
The exact cause of stammering is still unclear. Most experts think there are several possible factors that can trigger stammering in children.
Diagnosing a stammer
It is recommended that children with a stammer (stutter) are referred to a speech and language therapist for diagnosis.
Treating a stammer
There are many different treatments available for stammering, depending on a person's age and other individual factors.