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my 2yr old just sarted to studder please help!!!!! THANKS

My daughter starting speaking very clear at 11months and just progressed from there she can speak full sentences. It has been two weeks and she has been suddering like crazy some days are better then others im just confused becasueshe hasnt always done this how can i fix the problem and could there be more wrong that just the studdering

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Asked by dreaminmama at 12:57 AM on Jan. 30, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Try having her pretend to blow bubbles before she talks, the breathing out slowly before speaking helps slow down speech and focuses more on thinking of what to say more smoothly. Two of my kids have been speech, it can be tough on them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Generally, stuttering is absolutely normal - it's a sign that the child's brain is simply working faster than the mouth can keep up. Don't prompt her to finish anything quickly, let her take her time to get everything out, then you can repeat back to her clearly what she said. Don't think of it as a problem needing to be fixed - just a phase to accept. If you're really concerned, talk to her pediatrician. But stuttering is normal in young children, and with her verbal skills so strong, her brain will start processing faster and faster, but that doesn't mean her tongue will move quicker! Be patient, give her time to complete her sentences, don't make her feel pressured or feel that stuttering is a problem. Just let her get her thoughts out...her tongue will catch up to her brain eventually so long as she's not pressured.

    Answer by JPsMommy605 at 1:01 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • thank you for your advice that did make me feel better

    Answer by dreaminmama at 1:05 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • i will try that thanks

    Answer by dreaminmama at 1:19 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Stuttering is a normal phase. Not all kids do it, but it's not unusual for them to do it. Just be patient...don't let her know you're waiting for her to "get it out" or she may become flustered and it will make it worse. Don't mention it to her at all that she's stuttering or having trouble...just let her get it out on her own. Don't guess what she's trying to say, just wait for her.....

    If it doesn't improve in a few months, bring it up to the doctor...but usually it's a short lived kind of thing....

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:15 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

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