Dysfluency (stammering/stuttering) is a disruption in the production of speech. Most people are familiar with repetitions (repeating of words, part-words or phrases) but other disruptions include prolongations (stretching of words or sounds), blocks (inability to start a word or sound) and secondary movements (for example blinking, head or body movements).
While dysfluency can potentially become a lifelong difficulty, many people are not aware that it can be fully treated if addressed at an early age with the appropriate therapy. ESTC offers specialist interventions in this area including the Lidcombe Program* and the Palin PCI Approach*.
*certified trained Lidcombe Program practitioner
*certified trained Palin PCI practitioner