Stuttering impacts the fluency of speech. It is a communication disorder that is characterized by involuntary disruptions, or disfluencies, in the production of speech sounds and syllables. There are multiple types of disfluencies that can occur as a result of stuttering. Some examples include:
- Repetitions: Part-word- H-H-H-How are you? Or whole-word- How How How are you?
- Interjections: How um um um are you?
- Sound prolongations: SSSS ee you later.