A speech disorder involving frequent problems with the normal fluency and flow of speech.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Occurs with other speech or language problems
  • Occurs with muscle tightening or visible struggling to speak
  • Adversely effects affects life at school, work, or socially
  • Begins as an adult

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