Those parents who think that they may somehow be responsible for the fact that their child stutters, don’t beat yourselves up about it.
According to the experts, one of the causes of stuttering is likely to be genetic not just the usual reasons trotted out, such as poor parenting or emotional distress.
Researchers have found certain mutated genes that may be responsible for causing stuttering, that affects about 1% of the population. It is these mutated genes that could be responsible for causing one out of eleven people to stutter, particularly those of Asian descent said the report.
Parents of stuttering children are often guilt ridden that they may somehow be the cause of their child’s affliction; now they can take some comfort from the fact that it could be genetic in nature.
In fact scientists have suggested that there may be more genes responsible for this condition; that as many as 50 to 70% of all stuttering cases could be due to genetic reasons.
This study may also be useful in identifying in advance those children who are likely to start stuttering so that treatment can be recommended and started at an early stage.