This section is completely dedicated to a stuttering child. This means I will talk about the kids who are just beginning to stutter or who have been stuttering for a short period of time. I would also imagine that this section will be beneficial for a parent who is confused and does not know what to do when this stuttering disorder suddenly strikes his child.
My only hope is this section will be able to prevent some cases of stuttering in children. The information I will share with you is truly priceless. I wish my parents had this information a long time ago. Things could have been much different.
A stuttering child can present many problems for the parents. Initially, a child starts stuttering suddenly. In this initial phase, he can make small hesitations while speaking. The parents can still take care of it whenever this kind of problem shows up. But due to the lack of knowledge, most parents can’t take necessary steps to help their children to recover from this disease. Sometimes, parents think these kinds of problems are normal and they do not need to take any action to stop this problem from getting bigger. In reality, these smaller issues can become very big in the future, and your child can face a lot of problems in his life.
If the parents don’t have the right kind of knowledge, they may not know what to do when these kinds of symptoms occur for the first time in their children’s lives. When this problem is not addressed properly in the beginning, a child starts to develop the secondary symptoms of stuttering, such as anxiety and a loss of confidence. This can pose a problem for him in pursuing a good career, and he can detach himself from a social world itself.
The first thing, which wise parents must do, is to take their children to a speech therapist for treating this problem. There is no guarantee that an expert speech therapist will help your child to improve this situation. Nevertheless, there is a way that can help your child to learn how to tackle this problem and get over it. The solution is a natural therapy treatment. With this treatment, which was developed by me during my younger years, your child can surely lead a normal life. Additionally, when you use this treatment, you will become familiar with other beneficial methods that can help your stuttering child to defeat the problem of stammering.
How does stuttering begin?
Anyone who stutters will tell you that it begins very innocently. At first, a child makes only small hesitations in his speech. These hesitations are so small that they are barely noticeable. Parents wrongfully assume that they do not need to take any action towards eliminating this problem. As some time passes by, this child is more than likely to develop secondary symptoms of stuttering, such as anxiety and fear of speaking. The speech problem gets worse because these secondary symptoms of stuttering turn into a full blown communication disorder. Now, it might be too late to get help. Unfortunately, stuttering will "stick around."
When did the parent go wrong?
Unfortunately, his stuttering child did not seem to alarm him early enough. In another words, the parent failed to take necessary action. However, I do not think the parent has to take all the blame for it. The problem is always the lack of education. It is the lack of education, I believe, that "creates" so many stutterers today. It is the lack of education about stuttering that cripples people's lives. It is the lack of education that might and will destroy someone's future.
If you have a stuttering child, there are two steps you must take immediately to prevent the condition from developing further.
The first step is taking you child to a qualified and experienced speech therapist. This step is extremely important to take because the field of speech pathology has all necessary tools to deal with stuttering when it is just beginning. Nevertheless, be aware that just because a person is a speech therapist does not mean that he or she knows how to treat stuttering.
Many speech therapists are dealing with many other communication disorders, such as aphasia and lisp on a regular basis. They might not have any experience in treating this stuttering condition. You will need to locate the speech therapist who specializes in treating your teenager's stuttering. Yes, your speech pathologist's experience in dealing with kids matters the most because the severity of this condition varies with age. You do not want to bring your child to someone who treats only adults who stutter.
At this point of discussion, you may want to ask me how to find the right speech therapist. Although there are no guarantees, your best shot at finding one would be by going to your local university speech clinic. There, your child will be evaluated by a speech pathology professor who is also a practicing clinician. Please note any type of speech therapy can be effective at a very early stage of stuttering. Once you miss this early stage, your stuttering child’s chance of speaking fluently with the help of speech therapy dramatically decreases. This early stage is usually when your child is around five years old. This is when you will notice him making small hesitations in speech. They can come as word repetitions or barely noticeable speech blocks. These are typical signs of this stuttering disorder, which is just starting to develop.
Also, there are no guarantees that even if you take your child to some speech therapist, his or her stuttering will be handled. In my case, my parents took me to see numerous speech professionals. Some of these professionals, including a speech pathology professor and a psychiatrist, told my parents I will outgrow my stuttering because it was apparently not severe enough. I did not. I also had initial speech therapy early enough in my live to prevent stuttering from developing further. Nevertheless, this problem quickly turned into a full blown stuttering disorder.
Can I blame all these speech therapists who truly wasted my time with their treatment while I continued to develop this stuttering disorder? The answer to this question is may be. Presently, I am only left to speculate about where these experts have gone wrong when it comes to treating this condition at this early stages. However, I do know for certain if I had certain tools at my disposal that I now use in my program back then, I could have handled this problem a lot better than those speech experts did.
I hope you found this section to be very helpful and informative. Please come back to this stuttering child's section again for periodic updates.
Stuttering child: how it begins and the best way to overcome it
A stuttering child can be one of the most vicious problems for the parents. Initially, a child starts stuttering suddenly and it may also happen that in the initial phase, he can make small hesitations while speaking. The parents can take care of it whenever this kind of problem cripples. But due to the lack of knowledge, most of the parents can’t take steps to help their child from recovering this disease. Sometimes parents think that these kinds of problems are very normal and they need not take any action to stop this problem. But in reality, this kind of smaller issues can be greater in the future and your child can face a lot of problems due to this in his life.
If they don’t possess the right kind of knowledge, then they may not know what to do when these kinds of symptoms occur for the first time in their children. When this kind of problem is not addressed properly in the beginning, a child starts to develop the secondary symptoms like anxiety and loss of confidence. This can pose a problem for him in pursuing a good career and he can be detached from the sociality as well.
The first thing which the wise parents must do is to take their child to a speech therapist for treating this problem. But there is no such guarantee that with the help of an expert speech therapist your child will improve and overcome this situation effectively. But there is a way that can help your child to learn how to tackle this problem and get over it and the solution is natural therapy treatment. With this treatment, which is developed by me after trying it by myself in my life, your child can surely get hold of this problem for a longer term. Additionally, when you subscribe to the treatment you can also come to know about other beneficial methods that can help your stuttering child to defeat the problem of stammering.