Disorders of speech fluency and rhythm

Other Names:
Impairment of fluency
Impairment of speech rhythm
Slurring of speech
Confused speech

Stuttering typically emerges between the ages of 2 and 7 years, when the child acquires its native language. It is characterized by numerous unwanted repetitions of a part of a word, usually a speech sound or a syllable. Stutterers develop behaviours to disguise the stuttering, such as interjection of "mm" and "er" into speech, or to eliminate the stuttering, such as preparation in advance of what one is going to say, or using words that do not contain the difficult sounds.

Certain social situations worsen stuttering; some people stutter over the telephone, some when talking with strangers, some with intimate friends, and others when reading aloud.


55 million people worldwide stutter, of whom 80% are men.

Related Problems:
Disharmony of Heat in the body
Treating stuttering
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST