Children love to talk our ears off, most of the time asking “why” to everything and anything we say. It can be difficult as a parent to notice a difference in your child’s speech, maybe a slight stutter when they are excited? Or when they are trying to tell you about what they learned in school? Well, stuttering is more prevalent than you think.
Approximately 5% of people will stutter during their lifetime. Now I know, 5% doesn’t seem like a lot, until you remember that there are 7.53 billion people in the world! This means that 376,500,000 people in the world have been diagnosed with a stutter at some point in their lives. Now it sounds more common, right? And new research has told us that this number is actually increasing.
The big part of this stuttering prevalence is occurring in the children of our population. This is because a lot of children “grow out” of this speech disorder, causing the number of adults with a stutter to be slightly less. At Speechagain, we have created a method to help these stuttering adults who did not “grow out” of this speech disorder. We know it’s challenging, but it’s important to remember that number. 376,500,000 people in the world have had a stutter. You are not alone! And we are here to help.