Does Your Toddler or Preschooler Stutter? Here's Why You Probably Shouldn't Worry Right Now! by Carrie Wells
Stuttering may be a typical part of early childhood language development. As children acquire new language, which happens at a rapid rate between 18 and 36 months, they are challenged to plan out all of the motor movements to communicate.
If your child stutters:
- be patient
- maintain eye contact
- wait until he finishes speaking (without completing sentences for him)
Most children will outgrow toddler and preschool stuttering without any interventions, but if you have concerns, speak with your pediatrician.