Did You Know...
- Over three million Americans stutter.
- Stuttering affects four times as many males as females.
- People who stutter are as intelligent and well-adjusted as non-stutterers.
- Despite decades of research, there are no clear cut causes of stuttering, but much has been learned about factors which contribute to its development.
- As a result, tremendous progress has been made in the prevention of stuttering in young children.
- People who stutter are self-conscious about their stuttering and often let the disability determine the vocation they choose.
- There are no instant miracle cures for stuttering. Therapy is not an overnight process.
- Some 25 percent of ALL children go through a stage of development during which they stutter.
- Some four percent may stutter for six months or more.
- Stuttering becomes an increasingly formidable problem in the teen years as dating and social interaction begin.
- A qualified clinician can help not only children but also teenagers, young adults and even older adults make significant progress toward fluency.
Source: The Stuttering Foundation of America
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