Study: Emotions influence stuttering

06/19/2006 | Science Daily Magazine

Vanderbilt University researchers have found that 3- to 5-year-old children who stutter are more likely than their non-stuttering peers to become emotionally aroused by stress, take more time to settle down once aroused and become more distracted. Co-author Tedra Walden says the findings suggest some emotional reactions may pre-date the onset of stuttering, and contribute to it as well.

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