Many young mothers find that when their children talk, they always stutter a little, so they are very worried, for fear that when their children grow up, they will do the same, affecting their normal life.
In fact, for the baby who has just learned to speak, It is normal to stutter a little. This is actually related to the characteristics of children’s speech development. When children first learn to speak, Often hesitate or repeat the same words and syllables. For example: They often use vague syllables when changing words or thinking, This is called stuttering, such as [er] [ah] [hmm]. Moreover, children are especially prone to stuttering sometimes, such as when they feel nervous, tired, excited, anxious, in a hurry to speak, talking about new or complicated topics, and when they feel pressure to answer questions. Some difficult pronunciations are especially prone to stuttering. Should the situation in what be taken seriously? If the child only stutters occasionally, don’t worry too much. However, parents may need to pay attention if the following situations occur: the child doesn’t seem to like to speak very much, such as blinking, swinging his head and avoiding eye contact with others; After 6 months of unsmooth speech, there is still no improvement. Children’s speech is becoming more and more difficult. The first syllable is always repeated more than 3 times: [Xi-Xi-Xi… Xiao Mao.] When a word is stuck, children often change the normal vowel to [a], such as [smash-smash-smash… bicycle] or [ah-ah-ah… cat]. What should I do? Above all, Don’t put too much pressure on the child, First, let the child speak easily and freely. And then we’ll think about it. At the same time, Parents can also take the following measures: Record a speech diary: It can better help parents find out what their children are talking about. If the child is gradually improving, Speaking more and more fluently is more likely to be normal and does not require special treatment. Parents can also look for incentives for their children to speak nervously through speech diaries. For example, is the child tired, anxious, nervous, hurried or talking to strangers when stuttering? Make your speech interesting: Let the child feel that it is easy to speak first, Let him be willing to speak, Then consider whether you said it well or not. The child did not realize what he said [was wrong], He just likes to experiment with all kinds of sounds and sequences. Please don’t be too picky, Put too much pressure on your child. Look into your eyes and talk: Teach your child to use body language freely while speaking. If the child is absent-minded when speaking, Tell him [to look into the other person’s eyes when talking] to listen attentively: Every time a child speaks, Adults should listen carefully, Let the child think what he said is very important, You can speak more clearly. Listen patiently: Children are more likely to stutter when they are in a hurry. If the child starts to tie knots when he says something, Please wait patiently for him to finish. Don’t finish that sentence for the child, Don’t rush him either. Let him try different pronunciations and make a few mistakes. Don’t interrupt the child: To correct the child’s pronunciation, you can repeat it with the correct pronunciation after the child has finished speaking. Speak slowly and clearly so that the child can hear what to say. When what needs a speech therapist? If the child becomes more and more uncomfortable in his speech, It is best to seek professional help early. After the child goes to kindergarten or primary school, If you still can’t speak fluently, you may become the object of ridicule, which is not conducive to your physical and mental health. Parents need to turn to a speech therapist in the following situations: the child is over 3 years old, but he has not improved for 6 months. The child is becoming more and more uncomfortable in speaking. Will the speech therapist be what? Judging whether the child is at the normal stuttering stage or whether there is really a problem; Check whether the child has pathological factors affecting speech, such as too short frenulum of tongue; Provide ways to help children speak.