Adult-Onset Stuttering

  • Y. Lebrun
Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 12)


The label adult-onset stuttering refers to a stutter which is observed in an adult who never stuttered before. Typically, the individual’s speech develops normally in childhood, and there is no dysfluency in infancy or adolescence. At some point in adult age, however, verbal delivery becomes suddenly or progressively halting, with involuntary blocks, repetitions and/or prolongations, possibly accompanied by unintentional muscle contractions primarily involving the face. Adult-onset stuttering, then, denotes an acquired speech impediment occurring in a grown-up who always spoke fluently in the past.


Speech Production Brain Damage Auditory Feedback Oral Reading Speech Disorder 
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