What is stuttering? Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the glow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations, or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. There may also be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak.
More than 70 million people worldwide stutter, which is about 1% of the population.
There are many complex factors involved with stuttering. Stress is not the cause, but it certainly can aggravate stuttering.
The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.
For more information, call 800-922-9392 or visit www.StutteringHelp.org