What Help Is Available?
Although there is no simple cure for stuttering, people who stutter can learn to speak more easily, feel better about themselves and their speaking ability, and communicate more effectively.
Because stuttering typically starts between the ages of 2½ and 5, early intervention is the most effective way to help children overcome their speaking difficulties. Therefore, it is important for parents and pediatricians to seek an evaluation by a qualified speech-language pathologist as soon as they become concerned about a child’s stuttering.
School-age children, adolescents and adults can also benefit from treatment. For these individuals, treatment is designed to help them learn to manage their stuttering so it is less disruptive to their communication. Treatment can also increase their speech fluency as appropriate, and improve their self-esteem and their self-confidence so they can communicate more freely and effectively. (westutter.org)