A Study On Stuttering And Its Effects On The Lives Of The Tongue, Lips, And Throat

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Epidemiology
Stuttering, also called stammering or fluency disorder, inhibits the afflicted person from speaking with ease due to the “involuntary, repetitive, prolongation or cessation” of sounds when trying to speak. Stuttering is a repetition of initial/sound repetition of single syllable word ( I..I..want more cookies or I want, I want, I want the cup.) There are also some core features and secondary features of stuttering. The Core features includes Repetitions, (My-my-my-hat), Prolongations(rrrrraaabit) and blocks. The secondary features are, Escape behaviors(Head nods, stamping the floor) , Avoidance behaviors(word and sound avoidance) , Feelings and attitudes (stress, anxiety, guilt).
Stutters experience tension in the tongue, lips, and throat when speaking. Stuttering is Possibly the longest documented history of any communication disorder however, Fluency disorders affect a relatively small number of people, compared to other disorders of communication disorder.
Prevalence and Incidence
Prevalence and incidence : 5% of the population has experienced developmental stuttering and 1% of the population continues to experience stuttering into childhood and beyond Highest rate of fluency disorders occurs simultaneously with the burst of language simultaneously with the burst of language (2 through 3 years old) Boys are affected more than girls with a ratio of 1 out of 4.We do not know who will recover from Stuttering naturally, we do not know what kids are going…

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