Stuttering (Fluency)

Stuttering or dysfluent speech is characterized by the disruptions in normal speech flow. Speech is often halting and can include repetitions (“My, my, my, dog Bailey”), fillers (“Um”) and prolongation of speech sounds (H-h-h-h-h-h-is shoes are under the sofa). In severe cases, secondary physical characteristics may be observed (laryngeal tension, eye blinking, foot stomping).