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What is struggle behavior in children who stutter?

You may notice that your child struggles with his speech if he has a stutter. When a child shows a physical or emotional reaction to his "bumpy" speech, it is called a struggle behavior.

Examples include:
  • a tense voice during repetitions, or visible tension in face and neck muscles
  • changing words for fear of stuttering
  • facial grimaces and hand, arm, or foot movements
  • avoidance of speaking situations or the refusal to speak at all

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