A fluency problem, otherwise known as stuttering or stammering is when the flow of speech is disrupted by:
These can be repetitions of individual sounds
in words e.g. “H…H…How many sugars would you like in your coffee”
2. Whole words and phrases
e.g. “Can, Can, Can I please have two”
i.e. when sounds in a word are extended e.g. “Mmmummy name is …”
i.e. when a word is ‘stuck’ and there is a silence/pause in speech production as a result.
This is sometimes accompanied by facial grimaces and or groping