Aim to Communicate
Stuttering refers to a speech disorder that interrupts the flow of speech. People who stutter can experience the following types of disruption:
- Repetitions occur when people involuntarily repeat sounds, vowels, or words.
- Blocks happen when people know what they want to say but have difficulty making the necessary speech sounds. Blocks may cause someone to feel as though their words are stuck.
- Prolongations refer to the stretching or drawing out of particular sounds or words.