A Glance at Stuttering
Most of my life I have been stuttering and I do not know why. So, I decided to research, “Why do people stutter and can it be treated?” I think it would really impact my life since I am a stutter. I am using this research as a guide to be able to help myself and other. Stuttering has been known to keep people from reaching their goals because they do not know what stuttering is, the causes, symptoms, the effects it has on people, and how it can be treated. Many people do not know exactly what stuttering is; however I will be defining it for you. “Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions (li-li-like this), prolongations (lllllike this), or abnormal stoppages (no sound) of sounds and syllables.” There may also be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak. Stuttering is also referred to as stammering. (“Stuttering Facts and Information” 1) Stuttering is more common in boys than girls. It also tends to persist into adulthood more often in boys than in girls. (“Stuttering-PubMed” 1) There are several factors that contribute to the cause of stuttering, in which genetics is a known cause. One way stuttering is developed is simply by genetics. Research methods have improved, and family trees were analyzed in detail to study the occurrence of stuttering in different classes of relatives: mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers, taking into account family size, something that was overlooked in the past. The accumulated findings justified a move from behavioral and statistical genetics into biological genetics. Typically, the first phase in such research is linkage analysis aimed at identifying the general location of possible genes using DNA extracted from samples of body tissues. (“Stuttering Facts and Information” 1) A person who stutters is likely to have relatives who also stutter. “If a person has persistent stuttering, any stuttering relatives will also tend...
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