Stuttering is a disorder that affects the fluency of speech. It is a speech disorder where the person knows what he/she wants to say but at the time may be unable to say it. There are different types of stuttering which include:
- Repetition of sounds, words or phrases (eg. I I I I I can do it)
- Prolongation of sounds (eg. Where’s my sssssister?)
- Blocking; moments where no sounds come out when the child is trying to speak.
- People who stutter may also develop non-verbal movements associated with their stutter (eg. head movements, blinking, and facial grimacing).