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    Can my child outgrow stuttering?

    My son is 7 years so he has been verbally communicating for a few years already. Will he outgrow his stuttering or should I have him see a speech pathologist?
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    Donna Rom

    Speech Pathologist

    Since graduating in 2004 I have worked in both adult and paediatric fields across the public (hospital and community health settings) and private sectors and … View Profile

    We dont believe that children ‘outgrow’ stuttering. Stuttering may be a part of normal development for children before the age of 3 years old but if someone is stuttering for more than 6 months and/or has a family history of stuttering we would recommend seeking out a Speech Pathologist to assess and provide necessary treatment. What we do know is that early intervention provides the best outcomes for stuttering. You can have a look on the Speech Pathology Australia website for more information on stuttering and can also find a registered Speech pPathologist in your area who may be able to help you. Hope this helps!

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