- Avoid any and all comments or facial expressions that show disapproval of the child's speech.
- Remove pressure for the child to perform perfectly.
- Do not ask the child to recite or perform in front of others.
- Allow the child to make mistakes and to see adults making mistakes.
- Do not praise and do not punish the child for his/her speech.
- Give the child plenty of time to talk--it may take him/her longer than others to get the message across.
- Accept all of the child's speech~~ fluent and non-fluent as normal speech.
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!
For more information on stuttering, check ASHA's link. http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/stuttering.htm