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Stammering and Its Effects on an Individual's Life

Author: Dr. Abhilipsa Nanda - Common Medical Conditions
Last reviewed at: 07.Sep.2018  

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The impact of stuttering on the quality of life has rarely been measured. The adults who have stuttering do tell that this has caused a severe negative impact on their childhood and adolescent life. There have been studies comparing the quality of life of people who do not stutter to the quality of life of individuals who stutter.
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Stammering or stuttering causes a multidimensional effect on an individual’s personality. The effects of stammering are beyond what we see. It impacts all stages of life such as childhood, adolescence and adult phase of a person. It not only affects the individual but in the long run it affects the family also.

At the early stages of life when the child has the influence of the family it is necessary for the family to understand the child’s condition. It is important for the parents to tell the teacher the problem of child related with stuttering. So that in school the teacher can check the activities of the child as well as help him out in the case of bullying or teasing.

The parents should not react with anger. Anger will not help the child to overcome stuttering. These children often experience a wide range of emotions such as anxiety, anger and fear. Parents usually come across this emotional outburst. They also complain of the child being depressive or violent. The child is not able to express his/her emotion. The effects of stuttering during speech causes the child great difficulty in expressing his inner feeling, causing frustration which may come out in the form of anger. In these cases, therapeutic intervention is required.

Once it is confirmed that the stuttering is not improving with growing age and the child is likely to suffer ill effects, then the family must consult a speech therapist. It has been proved by studies that people who consult therapist have shown improvement in stammering along with better quality of life.

The better quality of life for people with stuttering give them better emotional balance and self-confidence.

Are you facing any problem with stammering? Please consult a speech therapist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/speech-therapist


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