Stuttering and Voice disorders

Stuttering

Stuttering, or stammering, is a speech fluency disorder. Speech is interrupted by hesitating, repeating sounds and words, or prolonging sounds. There may be additional physical symptoms such as facial tension or body movements. Early intervention helps, but it is never too late for treatment to be sought for both adults and children.

Voice problems (vocal abuse)

Excessive tension when speaking can stress the vocal cords and cause problems in the throat muscles, and affect the voice. Any vocal abuse, such as excessive talking, shouting, coughing or clearing of the throat, can lead to a voice disorder, as physical changes such as nodules or polyps in the vocal cords change how the voice sounds. Our speech pathologists accept referrals from ENT specialists for treating children and adults with voice disorders.