My son will be completeing 4 next week ,while talking in betwwen he repeats the words for 3-4 times.
I am worried should we go to some speech therepist for this?
Does any body know whom to contact for such problem in kids at Hyderabad?
dear TJ, stammering is common between 3-5 years of age as kids have a lot of things to say and their still developing communication skill doesnt let them express everything fluently and smoothly. they feel bombarded with ideas and get stuck while speaking. the stammeing can also be there due to performance anxiety. a child may feel anxious while expressing his thoughts and feelings..the best way to rule out physiological stammering is through his singing. does he stammer while singing rhymes? teach him few slow songs and ask him to sing for you.make sure there is no one in the room and he is relaxed.
but if u feel that the problem is more due to physiological reasons than emotional/psychological, then get him checked once.
Thanks a lot Aanchal.
No he dosn't stammer while singing rhymes or songs.
then i dont think u need to worry about 'physiological stammering' at all. for psychological reasons, just give him some more time to learn how to express himself.
Yeah probably i shud wait for some time before going for any medical help.
The biggest fear I have in going for any consultstion is that it might have reverse effect on my son.
Untill now he doesn't feel/know that there is something unusal with his speaking but
may be afterwards he may become consious which can increase the problem.
u r absolutely right here. he shouldnt know that u r worried about his stammering. he will become conscious which will further increase it.
I'm going through the same thing however I noticed by son stammering at the age of 4 after my second son was born.
Could the stammering arise due to insecurity aswell? We do our best to give them both undivided attention but the stammering still continues for the elder son.
I did try your recommedation to TJ - my son doesnt stammer when he sings.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
dear wali. yes stammering in your son's case is due to 'sibling jealousy. what he is doing is displaying a regressed behavior to get more attention. what you should do is:
- dont tell him that he is stammering these days
- dont show any sign of 'will-you-hurry-up-please' when he is trying to say something
- dont indulge into any baby-talk with him. talk normally
- dont expect him to be a 'big brother'. give him his due to childhood (this is something the elder one craves for when the younger one comes into picture)
hope this helps..and dont worry much..he will come out of it soon.
Thank you for your prompt reply.
I will surely do as you mentioned and come back to you with an update. Much appreciated.
Can anybody suggest a good speech therepist in Hyderabad/Secunderabad area.
I guess I need to go for one opinion before its late for my son
Thanks in advance,
My daughter is completing her 3rd yr this month, but from last 4- 5 days all of sudden she started stammering in almost all the words...
I am very worried. could you please help me in removing this stammering from her.
This could be due to b12 deficiency also. If you are non veg, you can eat eggs, liver, lamb etc. For vegetarian options cheese has it. There are no veg foods significantly high in b12. You can take a b complex supplement for a few months.
From a lot of parents what I have heard is stammering in the age of 3-4 is very common . This is because the child wants to talk and is excited to express and in a hurry also.
The best thing to do is tell them to slow down their pace and talk slowly . When they do this you will notice they are not stammering.
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