HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Not every stutterer is a problem case

If a child often stops in the middle of a sentence and repeats individual sounds or syllables, this does not inevitably mean that the child is a stutterer. A lot of repetitions, pauses or fillers are thus not necessarily a reason for panicking. Professor Goetz Schade, who is the head of the Phoniatrics and Paedaudology Section of Bonn's University Clinic, warns parents against over-reacting.

In Germany about five per cent of all children stutter. In well over half of those affected stuttering stops by puberty. 'Parents should not over-react if their children show such symptoms between ages three and five,' explains Professor Schade, who is an expert on voice, language, speech, swallowing and children's auditory defects, since the wrong reactions in their immediate environment can ultimately lead to the situation becoming more acute. If a child often gets stuck in mid-sentence 'And then then then' experts refer to a 'lack of functional fluency'. This occurs in very many children as part of their normal linguistic development, lasting up to six months, and does not necessarily mean that a child stutters. The decisive difference between this and 'real' stuttering occurs, among other factors, with the accompanying symptoms connected with speaking, as stutterers frequently react to the impairment of their language flow with behaviour patterns where they attempt to fight against or avoid their disability. One sign of the effort involved when they try to express themselves is that their speech, for example, is accompanied by grimaces or movements of the arms or head. Furthermore, stutterers in general avoid situations in which they have to speak.

Parents whose child often falters when speaking and makes long pauses should not put the child under pressure by exhorting him or her to speak slowly, for example. Children, who are basically keen on talking, are thereby made aware of the problem. As a result of this awareness of an abnormality they become increa
'"/>

Contact: Professor Gtz Schade
Goetz.Schade@ukb.uni-bonn.de
49-228-287-1280
University of Bonn
16-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. 1 out of every 3 arthritis sufferers is affected in ability to work
2. 30+ AIDS vaccine clinical trials in 24 countries, research occurring on every continent
3. Over 500 sudden unexplained deaths every year, mostly in young men
4. Planning for surge of disaster victims? Discharge the healthiest from every hospital, experts advise
5. Born dead: Over 3 million stillbirths every year
6. One new case of dementia arises every seven seconds
7. UCLA study identifies $7 in societal savings for every $1 spent on drug abuse treatment
8. A virtual Katrina of deaths every week in US due to racial health gap
9. One in every hundred Londoners could be crack cocaine users, claim researchers
10. New technology shows our ancestors ateeverything!
11. Screen everyone at risk for HIV and all pregnant women

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... The social impact documentary feature film ... Professor and NIH-funded researcher Luciana Lagana, aka Dr. Luciana, has been faring ... on Film International Film Festival, IndieFEST Film Awards, Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival, and ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... Rudina Thanasi, a scientifically ... biofield energy treated nutraceutical to improve overall immunity and to combat inflammatory and ... as well as, inflammation. The following data was reported:, ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... ... the promotion of Nitin Arneja to Chief Information Officer. Arneja previously served as ... to develop technology solutions that protect, optimize, scale, and innovate the business. ...
(Date:8/29/2018)... , ... August 29, 2018 ... ... (SMP) have announced a new immunization module that allows independent pharmacies to ... rates at all-time lows, service-oriented independent pharmacies are moving toward providing immunization ...
(Date:8/29/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2018 , ... ... World-Class Program to Boost Productivity & Compliance, **An FDAnews Webinar**, Sept. 12, 2018 ... Top level metrics provide the direction and trend of process performance, customer satisfaction ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/13/2018)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 13, 2018 , ... This ... . This annual campaign is designed to raise awareness on how to help prevent ... (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating ...
(Date:9/13/2018)... ... September 13, 2018 , ... ... effective August 31, 2018, making its regional Texas Home Health operations the ... including home health, hospice, and personal care services. , Texas Home Health operations ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... ALPHARETTA, Ga. (PRWEB) , ... September 12, 2018 ... ... recently launched a line of Express Surveys as part of its Population Engage ... to efficiently gain prompt feedback from patients, giving the provider organization a wealth ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: