What is Stuttering?
Stuttering is a speech disorder that involves difficulty in producing fluid or smooth speech. Involuntary hesitation, blocking sounds, sound or word repetition and prolonged sounds that make it difficult for the speaker to get his/her message across are all forms of stuttering. Some people may also show physical signs such as excessive blinking or involuntary muscle movements in the face, head or other parts of the body.
How can we help?
Children who stutter often find it difficult to communicate at home and in school, making it harder to socialize with other children and succeed in academic life. Working with a speech-language pathologist using proven approaches to stuttering can help alleviate that stress and boost self-esteem which will enhance quality of life for you and your child.
Stuttering can continue into adult hood making it difficult in work, social situations and highly stressful or emergency situations. Our speech-language pathologists can provide strategies to improve the fluidity of speech, increase self-confidence and improve daily life.
There are no waiting lists at Speech Therapy Works. Please call us today to book an appointment (416) 553-0729.