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During an evaluation for
stuttering, a health professional will consider a
child's risk factors to help find out whether the problem is temporary (normal
disfluency) or likely to persist (developmental stuttering).
factors (things that increase risk) for stuttering include:1
Usually each risk factor taken individually is not
significant. Rather, the strength of each risk factor and how many are present
can help a health professional determine whether stuttering is likely to be a
CitationsGuitar B, Conture EG (2007). The Child Who Stutters: To the Pediatrician, revised 4th ed. (Publication No. 23).
Memphis: Stuttering Foundation of America. Also available online:
August 7, 2012
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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