Facts About Stuttering

Facts About Stuttering

 

  • Stuttering is generally not caused by psychological or physical trauma
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  • Stuttering is not related to intelligence
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  • Approximately 1% of the population stutters (over 68 million people) and about 3 million Americans stutter
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  • Approximately 4 males stutter to every 1 female
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  • Many preschoolers who show early signs of stuttering will outgrow it. We cannot predict who will recover spontaneously. Speech therapy at an early age can increase the likelihood that the child will recover.
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  • There are no cures for stuttering. Speech therapy can help a person manage his/her speech and make long-term changes over time.
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