Although there is no proven cure for stuttering, there are some things that can be used as treatment to help improve your child’s speech. These treatment methods are ideas that can help your child to manage and control their stuttering which will help their flow of speech. By providing your child with the proper attention in their early stages of speaking, they will have better results.
Some treatment ideas are:
• Speech therapy: Speech therapy with a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) usually results in the best outcome of success for many children. During this therapy the child is taught techniques to control their stuttering when speaking. Most of these techniques involve showing the child to speak more slowly and be less tense when speaking. This helps the child to recognize their speech problem and managing it so it does not affect their everyday life.
• Counseling: Counseling can also be used to treat a child who stutters. This treatment is mainly used if the child has anxiety, depression or low self-esteem issues.
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