Childhood Onset Fluency Disorder

A speech disorder involving frequent problems with the normal fluency and flow of speech.

 

Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W040
Diagnosis: Childhood Onset Developmental Dysfluency
US Patients: 10% Preschoolers
World Patients:
Sex Ratio:
Age Onset: Ages 4-6
Brain Area:
Symptoms: Dysfluencies: stuttering, repetition, mistiming, or poor inflection. Time between toddler and pre-school.
Progression: Children may repeat syllables or words as the try to frame sentences correctly. Fluent speech may be delayed.
Causes:
Medications: None listed – this is normal development, but may be delayed.
Therapies: 10% benefit from a speech therapist/speech language pathologist. They learn how to pronounce speech sounds correctly.

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