Sometimes individuals have difficulty speaking and hesitate or get stuck on sounds, parts of words or whole words. This can range from a very mild problem to a tension filled moment that prevents a person from speaking. This condition is often referred to as stuttering. It can be confusing for parents because young children often go through a period of repeating words and sounds as their speech matures. Most children will out grow it. If not, a speech pathologist should be consulted. The Stuttering Foundation of America is the best resource for information.
I included this page for a source of speech therapy materials for my fellow speech pathologist. I can not guarantee any results if they are not used under the guidance of a professional. Please seek the guidance of a certified speech and language pathologist to address concerns for a specific student. Below are some materials I have used in the past.
Fluency Practice cards: These are cards that can be used in a variety of activities to practice control.
What Do you Say?: These cards elicit social interaction and I use them with the fluency practice cards.