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Everything You Need to Know About Stuttering

2. Symptoms of Stuttering

People who stutter have trouble forming complete words as they speak. In many cases, this results in them repeating parts of words or prolonging certain sounds of speech. For the speaker, it can be a struggle to get the words out, to the point where they may appear exhausted or out of breath just attempting to complete a sentence.

Individuals with more extreme cases of stuttering may actually stop speaking or have difficulty beginning to speak in the first place. In minor cases, individuals may be able to identify problematic words — such as those that start or end with a certain sound — and may intentionally avoid integrating those into their speech.

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