Stuttering/Fluency Disorder

Fluent speech is smooth, continuous, relatively easy and flowing.  Dysfluencies interrupt the flow of speech making it effortful and associated with abnormal behaviors such as muscle tension, breathing abnormalities, negative emotions, and avoidance behaviors. Dysfluency is commonly known as “stuttering”.  There are different types of stuttering which include repetitions and prolongations of words and sounds, pauses, blocks, and incomplete sentences.