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Stuttering Doesn’t Set Kids Back

By Stephen Luntz

Preschool stuttering is associated with better language development and non-verbal skills and has no detectable effect on children’s mental health or temperament, according to a study of 1600 children followed from infancy to the age of four. Of these 11% stuttered, double the rate previously reported.

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