For children who have been at home for weeks now because of the pandemic, the start of summer break has been anything but a vacation.

As many as 5% of all children stutter at some point in their young lives.

“Stuttering is a very individualized problem. Some children may actually stutter more during this extended period at home because their structure and routine have been taken away,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation.

A break from speech therapy during this time at home may hamper a child’s progress toward more fluent speech.

However, summer may be a perfect time to begin or continue therapy. Many speech-language pathologists offer therapy remotely via telepractice technology.

Check our referral list for therapists in your area.

Published June 9, 2020