Are you worried that your toddler is stuttering? Many parents call us worried, reporting that their toddler has started to stutter. They then ask if this is normal.
The first thing I tell parents is that some toddlers do stutter as they go through periods of language growth and are learning how to put words together into phrases and sentences.
Secondly, I review the chart below with parents. This chart outlines the common differences between normal language development with normal “disfluency” and stuttering.
Finally, I reassure parents that if they are still worried, they are welcome to bring their child in for a quick assessment.
By Stefanie Haws,
Speech-Language Pathologist at Simone Friedman Speech-Language Services