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A description, associated psychological features, onset, diagnosis and treatment.
Stuttering is an example of a dysfluency in speech. (Hegde) Fluency is a speech pattern which flows rhythmically and smoothly, whereas dysfluencies are known as disruptions or breaks in the smooth and regular flow of speech. (Shipley McAfee) While dysfluencies can be experienced even by individuals who are normally fluent, there are several communicative disorders that affect speech fluency. Stuttering is regarded as one of the most extensively studied, yet poorly understood communicative disorders and…