Does stuttering affect children differently than adults?

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Some stuttering is to be expected among children while they are first learning how to speak. Stuttering is more common among children, with five percent of kids having stuttering issues at some point. In adults, stuttering is much less common. Only one percent of adults stutter. For both children and adults, however, stuttering can be treated with a variety of effective strategies, including speech therapy and medication.

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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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