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  • Writer's pictureHealthwatch West Berkshire

Stammering Awareness Day

Stammering occurs when there are interruptions in the natural flow of speech, characterised by a tense struggle to say some sounds and words. You may hear one or more of the following:

Repetitions of sounds or words Prolongations (stretching sounds) Blocks (where the person appears to speak but no sounds come out)

Stammering can have an adverse effect on a persons' self-esteem and well-being.

Find out more about stammering, and how support can be given, by clicking the link below.


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