How is stuttering diagnosed?

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Stuttering is a relatively easy-to-spot condition due to its distinctive symptoms. But doctors and specialists are needed to diagnose what caused the stuttering and to recommend treatment. Whether or not your child's stuttering is temporary or more long term can be best evaluated by a speech pathologist, an expert in speech and language function. Such an expert will consider family history, how long the child has had the stutter, and any other relevant psychological factors that may be contributing to the child's speech challenges.

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Voice Disorders

Voice Disorders

Some of the most common symptoms of voice disorders are a change in your voice (it becomes either deeper or raspy), you have trouble singing, your throat feels raw or itchy and you find yourself repeatedly clearing your throat. Th...

ese symptoms can be caused by inflammation, respiratory infection, growths on your vocal cords or just by overusing your voice if you are for example a professional singer or a member of a cheerleading squad. If you develop a voice disorder, you may want to see an otolaryngologist to determine the cause of your voice problem.
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