What do I need to know about caring for someone who stutters?

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If you have a child or loved one who stutters, the best thing you can do is be supportive. Help them through the treatment exercises that their speech pathologist recommended. If your child is stuttering while learning to speak, make sure to be patient while talking to them. When your child struggles to say something, do not interrupt them or finish their sentence; let them work through their words. Speak unhurriedly and maintain constant eye contact while speaking with someone with a stutter.

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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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