Health Days 2023

International Stuttering Awareness Day

This annual event is held on the 22nd of October every year, to raise awareness of stuttering in the community and unite efforts to educate the community and reach out to people who stutter who still feel lonely and isolated.

Stuttering: disturbance when speaking and speaking; Where the sufferer finds it difficult to speak. It may be worse when the person is excited, tired, or under stress.
It usually begins between the ages of two and five years. But if it is for a longer period, it needs intervention. The exact reasons for its occurrence are still unknown; But it may be due to several factors. There are also effective treatments to help the patient improve speech.
  • Awareness of ways to deal with the person who stutters.
  • Supporting people who stutter to overcome it and control it.
T​ypes of stuttering:
  • Premature stuttering (during the child's development): occurs while the child is still learning speaking and language skills, and is the most common, as the exact cause is still unclear, although it is widely believed that it is caused by a difference in wiring across the parts of the brain responsible for speech ; But in children, the brain connections are still in the stage of development, which explains why many children eventually get rid of stuttering, and why treatment is easier and more successful in children the younger they are. It is also believed that genes play a role in the occurrence of many cases of stuttering, because about 66% of cases of stuttering are inherited in the same family.
  • Delayed (acquired) stuttering: caused by a stroke, head trauma, or other type of brain injury; Where the brain faces difficulty in coordinating different brain regions that result in problems in producing speech clearly and fluently. It can also be caused by certain medications, or trauma.
Official Date:
Globally: October 22nd, 2023
Locally: Rabi' al-Thani 7th, 1445H

Last Update : 15 February 2023 05:32 PM
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