Stuttering more common than thought

Stuttering in young children is far more common than previously thought, but it doesn’t impair their language development, Australian research finds.

A Victorian study has shown stuttering affects 11% of children by age four — more than twice the previously reported figure.

Risk factors for the condition included male gender and being a twin.

Only 6% of children had recovered within 12 months; however the speech impediment did not

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