SOAR - Stuttering Speech Disfluency
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Stuttering Speech Disfluency

Stuttering is a type of fluency disorder in which the flow of an individual’s speech is interrupted by repetitions, prolongations, or periods where no sound is produced during the person’s effort to communicate.  The person may also exhibit unusual facial and body movements while trying to speak.  The frequency of these symptoms may vary depending on the setting, means of communication (telephone vs face to face) and complexity of what the person wants to say.