Top Tips for Practitioners
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This section of our website has practical tips and tools for practitioners and other professionals working with children and families involved with children’s services or the Family Court.
Working with people who stammer
Stammering, also sometimes referred to as stuttering, is a neurological condition that makes it physically hard to speak. Someone who stammers will repeat, prolong or get stuck on sounds or words.
Research estimates that about 8% of children will stammer at some point, before most will go on to talk fluently. For up to 3% of adults it will be a lifelong condition.
Some people view their stammer as a disability and some don’t. It can meet the definition of a disability under Equality Act 2010.