Stuttering Relief Series : What Causes Stuttering

Stuttering Relief Series : What Causes Stuttering

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What Causes Stuttering

According to information on

Stuttering happens when the brain is not able to send and receive messages in the normal way. Doctors don’t know why this happens.

In rare cases, stuttering may be caused by brain damage, such as after a head injury or stroke.

Possible Causes

According to information on, there are four possible causes:

• Normal speech development.
• Inherited brain abnormalities.
• Stroke or brain injury.
• Mental health problems.

Normal speech development

Young children may stutter when their speech and language abilities aren’t developed enough to keep up with what they want to say. Most children outgrow developmental stuttering within four years.

Inherited brain abnormalities

Stuttering tends to run in families. It appears that stuttering results from inherited (genetic) abnormalities in the language centers of the brain.

Stroke or brain injury

Stuttering can sometimes result from a stroke, trauma or other brain injury.

Mental health problems

In isolated cases, emotional trauma or problems with thoughts or reasoning lead to stuttering. This was once believed to be the main cause of stuttering, but it’s now known that it’s uncommon.