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(fluency disorder)



Fluency Problems (Stuttering):It is a situation where problems are experienced in parts of an individual's speech such as fluency, speed and rhythm.



Stuttering usually occurs in the early stages of language development (2-6 years). In some cases, it can be seen in school age, rarely in adulthood.


Stuttering Symptoms can be listed as follows:

  • Stuttering causes problems with flow, rhythm, and speed in speech.

  • A child who stutters may repeat sounds, syllables, and words. It can prolong sounds.

  • It may stutter while saying a word, and when it stumbles it may interrupt the conversation with or without making a sound.

  • Can use other words instead of using problematic words.

  • Can extract words with great physical strain.

  • May avoid speaking when expected to speak.

  • He may act as if he forgot what he wanted to say.

  •  May make mouth closing, coughing or yawning movements to hide stuttering.

  • Fear, anxiety, anxiety (especially social), anger, and embarrassment about the speech problem are also common in children with stuttering.

  • Speech disorders may be accompanied by various movements such as blinking, tics, trembling of the lips or face, nodding, and fist clenching.


No. There are times when people who stutter are fluent and smooth in speech. For example, in environments where there is no communication anxiety, singing, playing games, talking to animals, etc. can speak with normal fluency

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