- Look at the child when he or she speaks. Maintain good eye contact.
- Wait for the child to complete the message no matter how long it takes. Never interrupt or finish words or sentences for the child.
- Make certain no one calls the child a "stutterer."
- Avoid telling the child to "Slow down," "Start over," "Take a deep breath," or "Say that over."
Call a speech-language pathologist to talk about your concerns. It is very important to keep communication positive and if the child is not aware of his/her difficulty--KEEP IT THAT WAY!