Why do people stutter?
The cause of stuttering is unknown. Most often stuttering develops between the ages of 2 and 8 years of age. Stuttering is a physical disorder and isn’t caused by psychological or emotional difficulties. Recent brain imaging techniques have supported a neurological cause for stuttering. Individuals who have experienced head injuries and strokes may begin to stutter, thus providing further evidence of a neurological connection. Parents do not cause stuttering.