How to get rid of the stutter or stammering in teens?

How to get rid of the stutter or stammering in teens?

Children often stutter at the age of 2-4 but most of the time they outgrow it. Although, in certain cases, it continues until adolescence and has no magic to make it go overnight. It’s also called stammering, is a condition where the child faces difficulty speaking fluently.

However, Sometimes, speaking in front of a group or talking on the telephone can aggravate the condition, while singing or reading can reduce stuttering. Stress can sometimes make it worse.

They can also show physical signs while shuttering, such as movements in the face and body as a person attempts to pronounce a word. However, as a parent, you can still do a lot along with your child, to deal with stuttering.

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1. Learn About Stuttering: You can enable yourself to comprehend your kid’s stuttering by gathering more information about its journey. Realizing the possibilities and truth can support both you and your child better to adapt to the complexities of this frequently confusing communication issue.

2. Talk Openly with Your Child: To the extent where your child feels comfortable or willing, talk transparently with him/her about stammering. Open communication enables your child to realize that she/he can share with you about how they feel about her stammering, and this can help him/ her realize that she isn’t the only one in managing this issue.

3. Pick Appropriate Therapy: One of the most significant tasks to do is to find the right treatment for your child. Look for a language instructor who is proficient about the treatment of adolescence stammering, and work intimately with your specialist to guarantee the most ideal result for your youngster. Pay special attention to go with the best and especially the ones with extra training and experience. The advisor can enable you to choose whether or not your kid needs intercession.

4. Accept Your Child’s Stuttering: As guardians, you realize that your affection and acknowledgement for your kid is unconditional, regardless of whether he stammers. Through your acceptance of how your kid deals with his discourse during these difficult situations, you can create an atmosphere that encourages him to figure out how to adapt to stammering. Opposing and reacting offer capacity to the negatives. Acknowledgement and connection are beneficial and positive.

5. Be Prepared for Unexpected Changes: Change is never simple, yet it happens. As your youngster travels through youth, you will find that his inspiration to change stutters may turn out to be either uplifted or diminished. Realize that the recurring pattern of these progressions is an ordinary piece of managing stammering in the teen years. Always try to see these difficulties as chances to support your kid towards progress. Grasp these occasions, as they make conceivable outcomes for you and your child to come together.

6. Ask your kid to focus on breathing: Before a social gathering or a time of the prolonged speech, try to relax, be calm and breathe. Deep breathing likewise lessens nervousness, which can powerfully affect stammering. It also reduces blood pressure and let oxygen flow to the heart increase, helping your child to be patient while talking.

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7. Practice: Rehearsing and practising speech, particularly triggering words or expressions, can improve a stutter. It need not be a tough one, use your own techniques and methods but include things that may be a must. Your kid’s practice should mainly concentrate on:

• talking slowly
• using compensatory techniques
• completing your thoughts
• decreasing pressure with confidence
• taking full breaths while talking

Your kid can rehearse in front of a mirror or with individuals from an encouraging group of people. Attempt to set aside a few minutes every day for one-on-one time with your kid to give him a chance to rehearse it with you.

However, you can get yourself and your child the knowledge that you are not alone. Joining associations and networks of people with the same issue would not only bring support but also help. Apart from this also be aware of the stories of success which will let your child be able to believe in a change. Know that time changes and everything can be cured. Keep your spirit up.


1. Sometimes the childhood stuttering passes on until adolescence.
2. As a parent, you first need to know everything about it and talk to your child openly.
3. You can send your child to a speech specialist and get them to practice their speech.
4. Teach your child to focus on their breathing and be ready for unexpected changes.

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How to get rid of the stutter or stammering in teens

Learn About Stuttering

Talk Openly with Your Child

Pick Appropriate Therapy

Accept Your Child's Stuttering

Be Prepared for Unexpected Changes

Ask your kid to focus on breathing



Malathi A Ganesh is a B. Com Graduate, NTT, M.A (Lit), PGDEA (PG in Education Administration), PGDCA (PG Diploma in Computer Application), DTE (Diploma in Teaching English), ICEPT (International Certificate in Education Preschool Teaching) from Singapore and B. Ed. She has been in the field of education for the past 20 years and has an experience of running her own pre-school She is the Founder & Director Academics of Smartkidz Educare India Pvt Ltd with 275+ play schools Pan India. She is an Educationist and a Child Psychologists by profession who wants to fulfill her dream of giving Quality Education to children in their earlier years. She is also into conducting positive parenting workshops, which talks about effective child rearing. She has conducted numerous parenting workshops in all her pre schools, schools and MNC’s.

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