Question: What is the difference between a stammer and a stutter?

“Stammer” is a British term, whereas “stutter” is a North American term. At some point during the 1960s, stutter took over for stammer and since then has been used as the primary word to refer to an issue of speech fluency.

Is stammer and stutter the same thing?

Stammering, also sometimes referred to as stuttering, is a relatively common speech problem in childhood, which can persist into adulthood.

What causes a stammer?

The main causes are a head injury, a stroke or a condition such as Parkinsons disease. Other causes can be extreme emotional distress, medication or drugs. See our Variations & Complications page for more information on acquired stammering.

Is a stammer a disability?

“Disability” test is not difficult to meet It is reasonably easy for a stammer to come within the Equality Act. Broadly, a stammer is covered if it has a substantial adverse effect on ones ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, such as having a conversation or using the telephone.

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