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Stuttering is a language disorder characterized by hesitation when speaking or jerky repetition of syllables.



Stuttering is a communication disorder that occurs most frequently in young children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. By the age of 6 years, the vast majority of children have outgrown the symptoms. This disorder is characterized by frequent repetitions and silent pauses called blocks which disrupt the flow of speech. Stress and anxiety clearly have an effect on the severity of stuttering. Notable celebrities such as Charles Darwin, Marilyn Monroe, Einstein, Bruce Willis, Newton and Julia Roberts are known stutterers.
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