Is there a difference between a stutter and a stammer?

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There is not a difference between a stutter and a stammer. The stuttering and stammering are two different words which are used to describe a similar condition. The stuttering word is commonly used in North America, Australia and stammering are specially used in Britain. It is common in children when they are learning to speak. The stammering is found five times more in boys than girls. It affects less than 1 percent of all adults.

If you need more information or you have a question regarding Stuttering or Stammering, you can discuss it with our HearingSol healthcare professionals, just give us a call on 1800-121-4408. We are always here to help you.

Researchers are not sure about the causes of stuttering. The development of speech or languages is complicated and depends on many factors such as problem occurs during pregnancy because patients can carry the affected gene.

Types Of Stuttering/Stammering:

  1. Developmental: Occurs in early childhood age when speech and language skills are developing.
  2. Acquire/Late-onset: Occurs in adults by head injury, stroke, neurological condition, certain drugs, and medication, or psychological/emotional trauma.

Symptoms of Stuttering/Stammering:

  • Persons affected by stuttering and stammering mostly repeat words or parts of words. For instance: Instead of “people” they said “p-p-p-people”.
  • They also get difficulty in starting to speak words.
  • Prolonging some sounds and not being able to speak next sound like “mmmmmilk”.
  • Their speech may be completely blocked or stopped.
  • They Hesitate when speaking some sound, speech or words which is long.
  • Speech may come out in spurts.
  • Words with various sounds are substituted for others.
  • They avoid eyes contact when struggling for words or sounds.

Treatment

There are various speech and language therapies available for those who struggle with a stammer and every child have their own trainer to make a treatment plan.

We may help them by creating a relaxed environment to build a child’s confidence and working on the feeling associated with stammering like fear and anxiety.

Speech therapy can be useful for stuttering people to help speak fluently. Diagnosing the problem at an early age can help reduce the stammering.

If you need more information or you have a question regarding Stuttering or Stammering, you can discuss it with our HearingSol healthcare professionals, just give us a call on 1800-121-4408. We are always here to help you.

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