Stuttering Facts & Statistics

Below, you will find some stuttering facts and statistics. This stuttering information is to help you get a better understanding of your speech problem. Please feel free to post more facts below to help others.

1. Stuttering is a fluency disorder that breaks up the flow of speech by repetitions (li-li-like this), prolongations (lllllike this), or abnormal stoppages (no sound) of sounds and syllables. There may be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak.

2. More than 3 million Americans stutter, that is approximately 1% of the population.

3. Stuttering affects males 4x more as females.

4. 20 percent of all children go through a stage of development during which they encounter stuttering problems serious enough to be a concern to their parents. The best way to prevent it is to get stuttering help early.

5.  Children and adults who stutter are no more likely to have psychological or emotional problems than those who do not.

6. Can stuttering be treated? Yes, there are a variety and diverse of successful approaches for treating both children and adults.

7. People generally do not stutter when they sing, whisper, speak in chorus, or when they do not hear their own voice. There is no universally accepted explanation for these phenomena.

8. People who stutter are as intelligent
and well-adjusted as non-stutterers.

9.  People who stutter are self-conscious
about their stuttering and often let the disability determine the vocation they

10. Stuttering becomes an increasingly
formidable problem in the teen years as dating and social interactions

11. Stuttering can be very cyclical in
nature, coming and going without apparent cause or reason.