No one has been able to identify the exact reasons why some people stutter and some do not. But there are a number of factors that are sometimes thought to be causes of stuttering. In order to stop stuttering, you first need to understand what causes your stutter in the first place.

1. Stress And Anxiety

Although not considered to be a true cause of stuttering by researchers, you will not need to get those who suffer with a stammer to agree. For many stutterers, feelings of stress and anxiety are present when they are st.

Some stuttering particularly in young children happens during normal speech and language development. Many children stutter at some point when they are learning to talk. This type of stuttering may be referred to as developmental and is the most common. It usually occurs between ages two and eight.

Most kids outgrow this stuttering without any kind of intervention. As a parent the best thing you can do is to ignore the problem, so as not to draw undue attention to it.

When you are critical of how your child is speaking, they can become quite anxious and upset. In their efforts to please you, they can become frustrated when they are unable to speak without stuttering.

Criticism will not correct the problem and in fact may make it worse. Instead of the stutter disappearing naturally as language develops, what can happen is that it remains as part of the learned speech pattern.

Avoid this minimizing stress and anxiety. Stuttering, even in adults, is worse when a person is facing a stressful situation.

2 Differences In The Brain

Studies are beginning to unforgettable some interesting observations. There seem to be some differences in the part of the brain associated with speech and language development, between stutterers and those who are not stutterers.

Although this can sound worried, it really is not. As research continues, pinpointing more accurately what is different and exactly what is happening in the brain, new treatments for stuttering can be developed to cure the stuttering referred to as neurogenic stuttering.

3 Psychological Issues

Some medical professionals feel that stuttering is a psychological problem. That's not really surprising when you consider the tension involved when a stutterer tries to get his words out without stammering.

It can be a source of embarrassment for adults both in the world of work and socially. Stuttering can destroy self-confidence, create a poor self-image and lead to depression.

It's difficult to change this negative self-image without progress can be made with the stuttering problem because it is so tied into the stuttering. The longer the problem exists, the more it affects the stutterer in every facet of life.

You may want to visit your family doctor to discuss possible courses of action to deal with the issue of depression and get recommendations about treating this speech disorder. There are also lots of good resources available online.