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Is this a stammer? Do I need to do anything about it?

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TheOneWithTheHair Tue 26-Aug-14 14:09:13

Ds2 is 5. He tends to repeat the last syllables of words when he's talking. It sounds almost like an echo. For example he will say, "Mummy..y..y..y?', or "Just..ust...ust".

It's like a stammer at the end of his words. It isn't every word or all the time. Mainly when he's asking a question, so I'm assuming it's when he's thinking about things.

Does anyone have any experience of this?

Paloma12 Tue 26-Aug-14 14:14:57

My little girl did that for a couple of weeks when she was 2.5 - she then just stopped. Sorry I can't be more helpful! Hope it clears up for your DS.

TheOneWithTheHair Tue 26-Aug-14 14:21:40

Thanks Paloma. I thought it would pass but it seems to be getting worse. It's been a couple of months now.

Good to hear he's not the only one though.

TheScottishPlay Tue 26-Aug-14 14:26:18

If you are at all worried contact Speech and Language Therapy.
How long has your DS been speaking like this?
You will get the number from your GP surgery.

TheOneWithTheHair Tue 26-Aug-14 14:53:58

It's been about 2/3 months now.

TheOneWithTheHair Tue 26-Aug-14 22:37:11

It seems this is not so common then? sad

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