Speech-Language Pathologist Questions Stammering

Is there a therapy that can cure stammering?

My daughter is 5 years old and stammers. Is there any therapy that can help treat her condition?

9 Answers

Therapy will not necessarily cure stuttering, but it will help to reduce it
Hi! Thanks for reaching out :) Speech therapy can absolutely improve the impact of disfluency, but there is no cure. I recommend you reach out to a local Speech Language Pathologist who has experience working with disfluencies to learn more details. All the best, Kim
Unfortunately, I'm not really sure what you mean by stammering. If you are referring to stuttering such as blocks, prolongations and repetitions...there is no cure for stuttering. With that said, it can be managed with the help of a speech-language pathologist. If you have concerns about your daughter's speech production or communication, I certainly recommend an evaluation.
Speech therapy by a certified speech pathologist can be effective. It involves breathing techniques, relaxing exercises and rate of speech
Depends if she is going through a period of normal disfluency or if it is confirmed disfluency. In either case speech therapy would help control it or it might go away. Depends. But intervention is essential.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for stammering. Most stammering develops during childhood and is a neurological, rather than a psychological, condition. The stammer may come and go during childhood, but if it continues into adulthood, then it's likely to be a lifelong condition. Therefore, make sure she attends to a speech pathologist who is specialized in disfluencies disorders and give her the treatment she needs now that she is still a girl.
Yes, speech therapy would help!
Speech language pathologists diagnose, assess, and treat communication disorders, including dysfluencies. There are fluency techniques your daughter can be taught to have more "smooth speech" vs. "bumpy speech". In speech language pathology sessions, we make it fun so our clients do not get self-conscious about speaking or communicating. Some children outgrow stammering and others benefit from continued speech therapy. Does not hurt to get an assessment from an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist.
Yes, speech therapy is recommended for stammers/stuttering/cluttering.