Learn more about Fluency!
A more familiar term for difficulty with speech fluency is “stuttering”.
Stuttering occurs when the natural flow of speech is interrupted. When a child involuntarily prolongs sounds, is unable to produce certain sounds, or repeats a sound, we can say he or she is at risk for stuttering. Stuttering will usually begin between the ages of three and six. Onset is usually gradual but may be quite sudden.
At the time most children are developing complex speech and language skills, a lot is happening. It is a difficult process. They may repeat words and phrases and use many "ands" while they are formulating a sentence. This type of behavior is normal.
Check out our infographic: 5 tools to try at home to help with fluency!