Most children go through periods of disfluency as they learn to speak. Some will experience mild stuttering, and for others the difficulty will become severe. Early intervention by the pediatrician can help parents understand and thus minimize the problem.
Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Vermont
Professor Emeritus, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University
Stephen Contompasis, M.D.,
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont Medical School, University of Vermont
President, The Stuttering Foundation
Michael B. Grizzard, M.D.,
Medical Director, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Ellen Kelly, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
James McKay, M.D.,*
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Vermont
Peter Ramig, Ph.D.,
Professor Emeritus, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado–Boulder
Patricia M. Zebrowski, Ph.D.,
Professor, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa
the child who stutters: to the pediatrician, 5th edition
Publication No. 0023
Revised Fourth Edition—2007
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