What causes stuttering?

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 30 June 2015

14 mins

1% of the population have a stutter when they speak. This percentage is even higher for young children.

The vast number of children who develop a stutter will grow out of it as they get older, but that doesn’t apply for everyone.

So what’s happening in the brain to make children stumble over their words? And how can you help a child who stutters?

GUEST: Kylie Smith, Speech Pathologist, PhD candidate at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and mother of two.

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