Is stammering just a phase?

Is stammering just a phase?

It is true that many children do pass through a stage when it sounds as if they are stammering. This can last several weeks, or even months, and then they will become fluent again. It is estimated that up to four out of five children will overcome the problem. Some will need help while others grow out of it. There are some children who countinue to stammer and would benefit from specialist advice.

Note: The earlier help is provided, the more likely the child is to either overcome the problem or learn to manage it successfully.