What is it?

Fluency disorder involves chronic and repeated interruptions to speech flow, which may cause pauses in speech, longer sounds, repetitious of sound, syllables or words.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Stutter

Signs & symptoms

Signs and symptoms of fluency disorder include:
- A person is trying to begin a sentence but can't remember the sound he or she wants to make, resulting with periods of silence.
- Sounds that are held too long.
- Repetitive syllables or words.


Your healthcare provider can diagnose fluency disorder base on your signs and symptoms. They may refer you to a speech-language pathologist (SLP), an expert in speech, language and communication problems.


Speech Therapy is usually to treatment of choice for fluency disorder. It involves working on speech and strategies to practice at home and in social situations.

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