May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.  Celebrate by getting out the word regarding truths and facts about stuttering. 

·      Stuttering is caused by multiple factors including; neurologic, environmental, and other developmental factors.

·      Stuttering runs in families and is genetic in many cases.

·      About 5% of young children stutter.

·      About 1% of adults stutter

·      Three boys for every girl stutters at early onset.

·      Stuttering is variable and may change day to day.

·      Every person experiences stuttering differently

·      Early detection and treatment may result in complete resolution of the problem.

Susan Cochrane

Speech/Language Pathologist; Board Certified Specialist-Fluency

Susan Cochrane is the founder of Freedom to Speak and Speech Pathologist with 36 years experience.