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Stuttering and treatment in children

Stuttering and treatment in children

Stuttering, which occurs at the age of 5 - 6 years, is more common in boys than in girls. Acıbadem Healthcare Group Speech and Language Pathologist Gayem Köprücü Için In order to be successful in stuttering treatment that affects social life negatively, it is not too late. Uyar warns families.

: - definition of stutter
View Gayem's Full Profile Stuttering is a disorder manifested by pausing that disrupts the fluency of speech, repetition of some sounds and words, or prolonging a syllable.

: - What are the reasons?
View Gayem's Full Profile Stuttering develops due to many independent factors. These reasons are collected under the following headings:

Neurological factors: Brain and nerve conduction disorders can cause stuttering.
Respiratory Disorder: Respiratory disorder is frequently seen in stuttering patients. therefore, every stuttering patient needs to be given respiratory training.
Hereditary factors: Parents, 1st and 2nd degree relatives stuttering triggers the situation. Stuttering can be seen not only in stuttering but also when there is another speech or language disorder in one of the family members.
Psychological reasons: Family problems, intense fear of anything can also cause stuttering.

However, it is not easy to know the real reason for stuttering in a child. It is not usually known what stuttering is based on, but this does not affect the treatment. Whatever the reason, the treatment walks in the same way.

: - When is stuttering seen?
View Gayem's Full Profile Although stuttering usually starts between 5 and 6 years of age, some children are around 3 years old. Although the cause is unknown, it is more common in boys than in girls. The intensity of stuttering increases as the child socializes and the number of people around him increases. Stuttering becomes apparent when the child gets excited, when emotional factors come into play, for example during a phone call ”

: - When should you contact an expert?
View Gayem's Full Profile The sooner a specialist is consulted, the more likely the treatment will be to succeed. Therefore, as soon as the situation is noticed, there is infinite benefit in consulting a physician and then speaking and language pathologist. There are some differences between treatment for a 3-year-old and treatment for a 9-year-old. In the treatment of a 3-year-old child, it is possible to control the event with more low-rhythm speech without giving the name of speech disorder, even without therapy, and more detailed treatment is required in adolescence. It is very important for the success of the treatment not to wait for it to pass, to consult a specialist as soon as possible.

: - How is it treated?
View Gayem's Full Profile The type and duration of treatment varies according to the age of the patient and the severity of stuttering. There are two different treatments. One form of treatment aims to provide fluent speech, while the other aims to eliminate stuttering. Intensive therapy is applied in the treatment. Then the number of therapies is reduced. The less the child experiences the negative effects of stuttering, the more effective the treatment is.

: - Is it possible to achieve full recovery in stuttering treatment?
View Gayem's Full Profile Full recovery can never be achieved in the treatment of stuttering. When the person gets excited and gets angry, stuttering may recur. In this respect, the patient "stuttering will come out of your life completely" should not say. However, it is possible to control the stuttering to a great extent and provide a much more fluent speech in the patients who apply in the early period.