Childhood Stammering

Childhood stammering

Childhood stammering by Stephen Hill

Stammering is a problem that affects approximately one in every hundred people. It is mainly men who stammer, seven out of ten people who stammer are male.

There are many types of stammer. Family and friends may not even be aware that a person they know has a stammering problem. That is because the person is able to hide the stammer, by using word avoidance or word substitution.

Other people are unable to ddo this and have what they would consider an openely more severe stammer.

Stammering would normally occur more when a person is:

under pressure when tired meeting new people speaking in an uncomfortable situation asking questions, for example asking for directions introducing people

Stammering can also be known in some areas as stuttering.

Stammering therapy:

People who have a stammer have different options when seeking therapy. They can go to a speech therapist or speech pathologist. Alternatively they can attend a speech course. These courses can be on a group basis or on a one to one basis. I believe the one to one stammering therapy is the best form of treatment as every person who has a stammer is an individual and has an individual stammer.

Self help stammering:

For people who are unable to attend a speech course there are other options available. These can be in the form of written booklets or a how to stop stammering dvd.