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).
factors (things that increase risk) for stuttering include:footnote 1
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
Guitar B, Conture EG (2007). The Child Who Stutters: To the Pediatrician, revised 4th ed. (Publication No. 23). Memphis: Stuttering Foundation of America. Also available online: http://www.stutteringhelp.org/Portals/english/0023tped.pdf.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental PediatricsRobert M. Kroll, BsC, MSc, PhD - Speech Pathology
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics & Robert M. Kroll, BsC, MSc, PhD - Speech Pathology
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