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The word 'stammer' is used as it is more commonly recognised in the UK while 'stutter' is more usual in other English speaking countries.

As by school age more boys than girls stammer, for convenience the pronoun 'he' is used in the text.


This term is sometimes used as an alternative to stammering.

Early Intervention

Means to contact a speech and language therapist as soon as possible, when you notice that your young child is stammering.

Speech and Language Therapist

A speech and language therapist is a registered professional working usually in the National Health Service, but sometimes in private practice. Occasionally the text will refer to these professionals as therapists.

British Stammering Association

This will be called the BSA in the text.

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