During an evaluation for stuttering, a health professional will consider a child's risk factors to help find out whether the problem is temporary (normal disfluency) or likely to persist (developmental stuttering).
Risk factors (things that increase risk) for stuttering include:
Usually each risk factor taken individually is not significant. Rather, the strength of each risk factor and how many are present can help a health professional determine whether stuttering is likely to be a long-term problem.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMay 4, 2017
Current as of: May 4, 2017
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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