Stuttering: ASHA Tips for Identifying Signs and Facilitating Verbal Expression

May 20, 2019

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) describes four signs that could signal your child may have a communication disorder. Questions to ask include;

  1. Does your child repeat the first sounds of words?
  2. Does your child use speech breaks while trying to say a word?
  3. Does your child stretch sounds out?
  4. Does your child show frustration when trying to say words?

ASHA also provides five helpful tips for parents to encourage healthy communication and facilitate verbal expression. Read the five tips here.

If you believe your child stutters and has another communication disorder, call BRAINS to schedule an appointment for Speech & Language Therapy at 616-365-8920.