My 3 and a half year old daughter stutters when she speaks sometimes, Ive had people tell me that she does it because she wants to get her words out to quick, but others say she need to see a speech person, I'm confused as to what to do, she doesn't do it all the time, I ask her to think about what she wants to say and to slow down it sometimes helps her to find her words but other times it does not! Should I get he checked or will she work it out by herself?
At 3.5 years she should be able to talk so that she’s not difficult to understand and is able to use simple sentences.
The majority of kids do work out just fine, they develop fluency with their speech and seem to “outgrow” their stuttering. But the big issue is that it is unpredictable which kids will be fine, and the risk is too great to just leave it to chance and keep your fingers crossed. I think it’s always better to err on the side of caution and have toddlers who are stuttering assessed by an expert.