We need more than 100 muscles for speaking – they have to work together harmoniously and they must also be compatible with all involved organs. Because only if they interact perfectly, the desired result can be achieved.
There are many more stutterers than you might think: in Germany, about 800.000 people suffer from a speech disorder. Probably the most famous stuttering person in history was King George VI., known from the movie “The King’s Speech”, but also Marylin Monroe had a speech disorder and even Bruce Willis stuttered when he was a child.
Parents can already support their children’s language learning at an early stage: it is pretty easy – for example by regularly reading out to their children, counting-out games, rhymes, clapping along the syllables of words and many more. This is a playful way to train the formation of sounds and phonetic rhythms.