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Stuttering Solution for Children


Barbara • April 8, 2011

About this Splore

My son had a pretty severe stuttering problem from the time he was 2 1/2 to the age of 5 1/2. It was the result of a traumatic event.

We tried a lot of strategies to help him pull out of it. When he was about to start school, I found a method that finally worked.

It's based on classic operant conditioning and is very effective for young children.

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Anonymous • September 26, 2011 at 2:44pm

My son has picked up a stutter.

I have a question about my son. He will be turning 3 September 1st and developed language early. He had a dozen words by the time he was one and dozens by 18 months. By the time he turned two he was speaking in full sentences/ of consciousness....and perfectly fluent.

In the past couple of weeks he has picked up a stutter. At first it was just on "can" and he would repeat the whole word, and this past week he was with me and my family on vacation... and of course, when I'm with my family I pretty much lose the fluency I have the rest of the time. By the end of the week, his stuttering had spread to many words/sounds. I have also realize that I pretty much don't stutter at all with him, but have been stuttering around him after being with the family. So I'm wondering what to do... if anything. Last night, I started asking him to repeat the word and to do it "smoothly" (I will never tell anyone not to stutter!), and then I started using all my techniques myself very obviously, which was very helpful for me too. I'm not sure he "gets" repeating a word- he would repeat it, but then add extra sounds and thought it was funny. This morning I think he even said "may I" instead of "can I" to avoid stuttering--ahhh avoidance!!!

Any advice? I think I remember that my younger brother "caught" stuttering from me when he was little, but then dropped it. I would appreciate everyone's thoughts.


wvsun • April 9, 2011 at 6:56pm

I'm so glad you stuck with it until you found a solution.


Linda P • April 8, 2011 at 10:47pm

Can you give us more details?


Barbara (Creator) • April 8, 2011 at 12:08pm

Here's a link to the university that developed The Lidcombe Program.